Having a running COACH and marathon training.

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 🙂

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!!!

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(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!!!

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