I’m approaching normality – If there is such a thing as normal in these times. Next week is Race Week. Exactly as it is and should be! That also means that I have to remind myself of one of my own rules of living: Not to evaluate until one has reached the goal.
It is certainly unusual that these two words: First and last! are intertwined. But 2020 has been a very unusual year. Which is why it seems fitting that in about 14 days I will be setting my eyes on the USA to participate in the first and only race of the year Challenge Daytona.
Sometimes I wish that one could pull 2020 completely out of the calendar – discarded everything it entailed. But yes, the year has had some niceties, but strictly athletically and career wise it has been hopeless, and almost hard to smile about – but one has to find a way to the goal, even during these Corona-times.
In just a little while it will be exactly one year since I did the impossible – or at least what almost everyone said couldn’t be done or was that it was completely insane: I qualified for the World Championships in Hawaii, whilst having become a mother. admittedly – It was tough as hell!
Currently I am counting down until I reach my goal. 339 days until the podium. 339 days until the goal. Find your target and start counting – my road is not perfect, but maybe the motivation can inspire in you a fighting spirit. Do you want to join the journey?