It’s not very often that I post a #transformationtuesday
photo as I don’t really feel I have transformed or changed that much. However, the photo on the left was taken in LA back in 2012 where I am a none cyclist/runner. The photo on the right was taken in July 2017 after I was a matter of seconds away from running a sub 40 10k. With a combined 4,000 miles of running and riding behind me.
After reading @thisbunnyruns
transformation Tuesday post and my recent struggles in the later stages of the @nycmarathon
I have come to realise that not all transformations are visible on the outside, yes I have lost weight, toned up, lost hair, going grey, got a tan, gained a 2yr old monkey but for me, my biggest change from 2012 Mark is that willingness to push myself harder than ever before. A prime example is every Friday I ran up and down Mow Cop 6 times to get hill practice (that’s 2,500ft). I ran a marathon! Five times last year, I ran just shy of 1,300 miles in 2017, that’s four times more than I had ran in my whole life. Now when the pain kicks in, and it sure does kick in, I don’t stop or cry about it, I dig deep and push on, I slow a little but I also use common sense in getting to the finish as fast as a can, not just making it there. I want to be the best version of myself and live with no regrets, I push on, I run on and I don’t give up. ✌️