I was really pleased with the great response I got from my first 'Tuesday Thrills' post last week and thank you for all the good luck wishes and encouragement you sent me for starting university (my first week went really well and I think I may have even made a friend or two!)
For those who have no idea what 'Tuesday Thrills' is all about, its a post I created where every week I will be posting about delightful, exciting or new things that have happened or will be happening in my life.
Now I understand that it can be a little boring just reading about what i've been up to, so my aim is to try and pass some of these thrills onto you in anyway I can.
On Sunday I ran a half-marathon for the first time in my life and I can safely say it was the hardest thing I have ever done! I am not and never have been a natural runner (the type who can put on a pair of trainers and run gracefully non-stop for 10 miles) so I was terrified as I was approaching the starting line thinking I had 13 miles to tackle.
I decided to run a half marathon to raise as much money as I could for The British Lung Foundation which is a foundation very close to mine and my family's hearts. Thank god for Beyonce and Rhianna blasting in my headphones as I think it would have been quite torturous without them and I certainly couldn't have reached the finish line without supporters cheering me on! Half way through the race I could have easily given up, my legs felt like jelly and I had no puff left in me but I kept going and...I did it!!!
The quote above is very true in whatever circumstances you seem fitting. Something which may seem like a huge mountain to tackle does have a finish line and with strength and determination you can get to the top!
So if you have something big happening in your life-maybe a new job, moving away or tackling exams, just keep going as after every milestone you pass, you are one step closer to where you want to be.
I admire anyone who has ever ran a race, raised money for charity or tackled something huge in their lives, it's a great achievement and it's certainly not the easiest thing to take on. But it shows great confidence and you should be very proud of yourselves :)