When I decided to do this back in November it seemed light years away. When I started Training in February , it was cold , it was snowing plenty of times and I still remember the muscle pain I had after my first 20km.
In the meantime I have walked around 795km , up until a month ago : 10km during the week and between 20 – 53Km in the weekend, every weekend.
With 8 days to go , I can only say : I am ready!
When I think of 10th August , I feel my heart starts beating slightly faster, I get butterflies in my stomach and a weird grin appears on my face. There are moments I just want to put on Whitney Houstons ”One moment in time” , just to make those moments more dramatic. I admit, sometimes just before I fall asleep I see myself running across the finish line with the Austria flag waving behind me and Whitney is singing just that. All in slow motion.
Yep, it’s quite a big thing for me these 100km , just simply because I never did anything like that and as much as some like to think that I am the younger sister of the Terminator Arnie Schwarzenegger, I am more a Woody Allen when it comes to pain. Physically I am a bit of a wimp.
But I have a strong mind. Once my mind is set on something or I have a belief (in myself) , that’s it. When I was a teenager with a height of 1,64 and weighing 93kg in my best times, in my mind I was the Angelina Jolie of Austria. I remember when I sat with a group of friends and we were talking about what we think when we look in the mirror in the morning, they told of their insecurities” this is not right, this needs improvement”. I just leaned back in my chair and said : “Wow, I look at myself in the mirror and think you are gorgeous”
My weight back then did not stop me from doing anything or getting any date I wanted because of my mindset.
My mindset has let me accomplish a lot, even if the odds were against it. And quite frankly, failure is not an option. And it is Mind over Body, so that’s in my favour.
So I say it again : I AM READY!
Here is a little picture to show you something else my mind was set on.
Without pushing you , in any way shape or form. Just look at it. Breath in – Breath out – just concentrate on the numbers, look to your right ..now look at the highlighted number on the left. Now read the headline. No pressure , just let it work deep into your mind….when I count backwards from 5 you will have an irresistible urge to go to
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