I’ve been running so much that at times during a conversation I can mistakenly add the word’s: running, marathons or long-runs unconsciously and out of context to a sentence; to which my wife usually replies “your not even here are you?!..”
I truly am present, however the cogs in my mind are continually moving to make this running lifestyle a 24/7 reality for my family and I. Its been just under a year since I started training for and running marathons that only until recently have I started to think about the financial requirements needed to fund this lifestyle moving forward. Reflecting on the costs involved from running kit, entry fees, travel, food and accommodation it sure does add up, but the tangible and intangible gains both personally and as family are things I now refuse to compromise on. Previously money in the bank, cars, clothes and a big house were what I used to classify as the hallmarks of success and happiness.
Certain things are in motion and much like a marathon with each stride the distance to the finish line diminishes, moving your initial race goals from hope to reality. I’m not quite sure how far I am from this particular finish line, but I am starting to feel myself transitioning from hope to reality, Watch this space!!