Hi friends 😀
I have some pretty awesome news to share with you today!
A few days ago, after my announcement that I will be running the Authenitic Greek Marathon, I received an incredible message from Maria Polizou, Olympic winner and Greek record holder for the marathon race 🙂
Maria is also the inspiration and coach behind Marathon Team Greece where she coaches people of all ages and helps them to achieve their goals and dreams in running.
Maria … is also my new running coach! She selflessly offered me her help in achieving one of my biggest dreams which is the Athens marathon! I have to admit it was a jaw dropping moment for me when at 6:00 am I looked at my messages and saw her message….
I feel honoured and so grateful to have known her. Even though we haven’t met face to face yet – and trust me I am so looking forward to it this summer!!! – it feels like I’ve known her for ever!
I am not a person who trusts easy or lets go of control… which is exactly what someone has to do when decides to work with a coach – so i have been told since I ‘ve never had a running coach before… But I have been working with Maria for a week now and (even though it’s been challenging for me at times) I have placed complete faith and trust at her and her guidelines and I know that she will get me to where I want to be for the marathon!
Also I can’t wait to meet those AMAZING people who train in Maria’s team 🙂 I have had the chance to connect with some of them (Yay!! social media!) and i am really looking forward to get the opportunity to train with this incredible group this summer!!
When I am all settle into training I ‘ll start my weekly updates and milage, but for now I am just enjoying the “warm up”… Some might think that it is waaaay to early to start training for a marathon that is 6 months away. Well I say, it is never to early – I mean we all now by now that i am a very proactive planner right?!?!? And one of my main goals for this training cycle is to ENJOY THE JOURNEY AS MUCH AS THE DESTINATION!!!
(And of course, get all the benefits of this training cycle and everything I am learning applied to all the races before my marathon, if you remember my goal of 12 races in a year you’ll know what I mean!)
Maria, I can’t thank you enough for believing in me and wanting to help me get to my “destination” and achieve my goal!
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE! KEEP GOING STRONG!!!