Today, I was reminded of how blessed I am, in many ways. Blessings are not just a religious thing, and God alone knows I am not religious in any way, shape or form. Blessings come in many ways, and many situations, and often when you’re not expecting anything.
As you may have gathered, my aim is to complete the Dirt and Dust sprint triathlon in Julia Creek, on April 7. Google the fuck out of that chums – arsehole of nowhere, dirty, dusty and hot. And you also may have gathered that I have been a part of Vitalize Fitness program for the past number of weeks. I have loved the program, and what it has done for me, and how the coaching has lifted me to believe I am capable of so much more.
Today I woke to a very special gift. My coach has written me a specific program to get my fat aged ass over the finishing line in 10 weeks time. I didn’t ask her to do it, I didn’t pay or sign up for such an individual program, but she did it, and I am truly truly grateful. She is such a special human being, and is so involved in everything all of her clients do. This woman has changed my life, and now keeps giving. I cannot express my gratitude.
Some day, I will pay it back. I think it may be to encourage other over 50’s fat lonely souls, like me, to get up, get active and go for goals that others laugh at. I really need to give back. Vicki will never take anything in return, for herself, she’s just not like that, but I will be there for this woman, no matter what. I will fundraise for her, I will support her, and I will sing her praises from the rooftops.
Vicki Nicholson, you have changed me in ways you will never, ever know. You have selflessly given to others and continue to do so every day, and for that, I applaud you. I am truly blessed, in all ways, to have met you, and to be a part of your wonderful program. Thank you for being you, and thank you for what you have done, and continue to do for me and all the others. And thank you Craig, your wonderful husband, for pushing me, supporting me, making me vomit, and always being there. I will make you cry like never before, on April 7.
Tomorrow, the serious training begins. I will not let this wonderful woman down, or her wonderful husband. I will succeed for once in my life, and I will make a lot of people proud.
Tonight, I cannot count my blessings, there are too many. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Talk soon, BNxx