02 Apr I’m not proud to admit this…
Do you ever see something you really want to do but worry if you’ll be ready for it?
I’ve always wanted to do an elite race in triathlon. But I’ve never been a good enough swimmer.
I’m not bad, just not quite “there” with it.
But an opportunity to do an elite Duathlon was right up my street.
Run bike then run again.
I’m a decent runner, good cyclist and reckon I might not embarrass myself.
You see, you may look at my running times and think I’m pretty handy, but I look at those faster than myself and have the same thoughts.
In fact it was literally enough for me to email the organiser a couple of weeks back and ask to move my entry from the elite wave to the standard wave.
I’m not proud to admit it.
I almost bailed… [Well I suppose technically I did!]
Fear got the better of me.
But I am so glad they told me no.
What’s the worst that could happen?
Do you ever experience the same thing?
If you have, you are on the right track. Only when we experience fear are we pushing ourselves onto that next level.
“It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward” to quote Rocky Balboa..!
Fancy stepping out and doing something different?
RunCamp is certainly up there, maybe a little scary at first as it’s totally different to the other stuff you’ll be used to.
But totally rewarding once you get into the swing of things.
Book your Technique/Level One courses:
Or for Strength/Level Two email email@example.com as spaces are limited.
Timetable for the sessions are in the P.S.
I even had a humbling experience in the week when a runner came back after a brief period away wanting to get back into the RunCamp fold.
Maybe missing the group atmosphere?
The increased motivation from being within a supportive network of focused individuals?
The ability to speak to someone when you are feeling down?
And that someone to give you a good ole kick up the butt too (we all need this sometimes!)
For those interested, the race above is tomorrow… 4:30pm.
I’m worried, but hey… I’ll come out the other side fighting (not literally… That’s just not my style!)
Although there was this one story… But I’ll tell you about that another time.
I’ll let you know how the event goes on Monday!
P.S. The link to grab your spot:
Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm Southampton
Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm Gosport
Friday 6:30-7:30am Southampton
Monday 6:45-7:45pm Chandlers Ford
Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm Southampton
Thursday 6:39-7:30am Southampton
Thursday 7:30-8:30pm Southampton
Just email (firstname.lastname@example.org) which session you’d like to join in with and you’ll be welcomed with open arms… Maybe not literally… Depends what you are comfortable with 😉
Ant is the creator of RunCamp. Everyday his goals are to educate, motivate and inspire runners and triathletes to make themselves better than they were yesterday.
Running in his eyes is a journey, and through his coaching he aims to make everyone’s journeys more enjoyable.
As well as running, you’ll find Ant regularly taking part in triathlons, from sprint distance up to full Ironmans.
He also has a big weakness in the forms of Papa John’s pizza and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, so if you ever want to get an easier session, thats one way to get one!