Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!!
Hey everyone thanks again for checking out my latest blog post and the last one of 2018.
What a year 2018 has been – some good stuff has happened and some not so good stuff.
I’ve decided not to focus on it too much and instead focus on 2019 instead. I’m really excited for 2019 already and some of the possibilities and challenges (good ones) that I will face.
I think the last few years have proved how resilient I can be and how I can adapt quickly.
Going forwards this is going to be key for 2019 and especially when I tackle the ultra in August – I know there are going to be some really tough moments during the event where I question my ability, question my reasoning, and question my inner-strength to carry on. I also know that I can overcome those tough moments and get through them and get to that finish line.
As I’ve said in previous blogs if the ultra goes ok, I remain injury free, and the motivation is still high then in 2020 I’ll do a 100km (62 miles) event!!
With some time off over the festive period I am hoping to get in some decent training runs which are a bit longer than I’ve already been doing – it’ll also give me a good reason to eat a few more mince pies!!!!
I’m hoping to get back into the hills and mountains again next year. There is nothing I like more than being in that kind of terrain – I just love the vastness and the tranquillity of it.
One trip already spoken about is a trip to Snowdon to tackle Snowdonia. It’d be great if I had some time to do at least one long trail run there as well.
I have unfinished business on Ben Nevis and am considering heading up to Scotland to tackle that.
I have spent time in the past on the Brecon Beacons and the Lake District and am also considering some time in either area (or both).
With the South Downs and New Forest nearby as well I need to take advantage of those areas as well – both would be fantastic places to train on.
I’m also looking forward to the usual stuff as well – going to football with my cousin and friends, spending time with family and friends, seeing The Specials at Victorious festival, and just enjoying the things I enjoy doing away from training and working.
I’m determined to make 2019 a memorable one and for good reasons. This time next year I want to be able to look back and have no regrets and feel that I couldn’t have given it anymore.
Happy holidays and see you in 2019.
Richard Guy, 47 years of age, born and grew up in London and have lived in Portsmouth since 2017.