10 days into 2019 and I already feel like I have achieved a few things already which is good.
I haven’t really pushed that hard but instead have taken a more concentrated approach.
It is going to be the next week that could define how the year may take shape – I say could because it may not but there is a very good chance it could.
I have a job interview tomorrow and have spent the last week preparing for that – I don’t think I have prepared so much for an interview ever. Rather than just walking in and hoping to answer the questions to the best of my ability (which I have done in the past and have always walked out reflecting on what I could have said rather than what I did say – though I guess everyone does this) I have made notes to take in with me so I have those excellent examples I can put across.
Looking at the role description I certainly have the ability to do the role and do it well but putting that across in interview is totally different and I do have a tendency of not selling myself fully in interviews.
Actually, I do it quite a lot in my life and have never been one to really shout from the roof-tops about my achievements and successes. I much prefer to get stuff done and let actions speak louder than words a lot of the time.
My life away from work and training is improving and on the up.
I’ve been getting a bit more varied in the kitchen with what I’m cooking as well instead of the usual pasta dishes every day.
Training has been going well since the start of the year and I’ve not missed one session and also completed my longest run since I started training for the ultra. The longest run went really well and I had no issues covering the distance or the time (despite having missed a few sessions over the Christmas period) and actually found my next run (which was much shorter in distance and time) much more of a slog (or it certainly felt like it was)!!!
Even though the weather has been favourable in terms of being dry it has become colder but this hasn’t stopped me getting out training at all – if anything I’ve enjoyed it.
It has felt a really good to start the year and I'm focused and determined. I hope that I can carry this good momentum on for the rest of the year.
Richard Guy, 47 years of age, born and grew up in London and have lived in Portsmouth since 2017.