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Mission Otter Trail.  When registering with The Run Project, my questionnaire included my long-term goals, which was solely The Otter. It seemed so out of my reach when I joined in February 2019. Signing up slightly later than the average racer, I knew I was in for a ride.
 The preparation was as much mental as it was physical as I reminded myself through practicing daily meditation, mantras and visualization, that I was indeed capable, I was strong and my body had everything it needed. After being sick, visiting the doctor on the Monday before the race, I sweated more beads than during the actual 42km as I hoped she was going to tell me I was fit to run.  It is in these moments that the coach’s gracious, kind and empathetic support carry you! And I couldn’t have retrieved myself out the darkness without their support. 
Come the prologue I was hopeful that my body could carry me the 3km. It sure did, and more. As I took the wrong turn that left me running an additional 1.4km. Sitting in the compression boots with James and Meg, I could do nothing but laugh (and cry on the inside) at myself and be thankful that I had at least taken the wrong turn the day before and not during the actual race. 
Engulfed with the open spaces, I was transfixed the minute my timer went ‘beep, beep’ as I commenced on the adventure. 
There are just not enough words to describe the sheer beauty of this race.
Strategy paid off as I ran hard down the descents and lapped up the unmatched majesty of the route on the ascents. I met the most wonderful, inspiring people; pre, during and post race that basically make The Otter what it is.  Humbled by kind hearts, gracious stories and the reawakening that to run is a true gift, I ran my heart out. 
Being part of a community that The Run Project have created is a privilege. I learnt so much from The Otter – but my greatest take out is to have faith. Work hard at having faith. Faith in the process. Faith in your body. Faith in your mind. Regardless of the result, the process is what you will truly remember. 
Finishing with a stupidly gigantic smile, a leap in my step – surprising I know – The Otter will be engraved in my memory forever.
Mission Otter Trail. When registering with The Run Project, my questionnaire included my long-term goals, which was solely The Otter. It seemed so out of my reach when I joined in February 2019. Signing up slightly later than the average racer, I knew I was in for a ride. The preparation was as much mental as it was physical as I reminded myself through practicing daily meditation, mantras and visualization, that I was indeed capable, I was strong and my body had everything it needed. After being sick, visiting the doctor on the Monday before the race, I sweated more beads than during the actual 42km as I hoped she was going to tell me I was fit to run. It is in these moments that the coach’s gracious, kind and empathetic support carry you! And I couldn’t have retrieved myself out the darkness without their support. Come the prologue I was hopeful that my body could carry me the 3km. It sure did, and more. As I took the wrong turn that left me running an additional 1.4km. Sitting in the compression boots with James and Meg, I could do nothing but laugh (and cry on the inside) at myself and be thankful that I had at least taken the wrong turn the day before and not during the actual race. Engulfed with the open spaces, I was transfixed the minute my timer went ‘beep, beep’ as I commenced on the adventure. There are just not enough words to describe the sheer beauty of this race. Strategy paid off as I ran hard down the descents and lapped up the unmatched majesty of the route on the ascents. I met the most wonderful, inspiring people; pre, during and post race that basically make The Otter what it is. Humbled by kind hearts, gracious stories and the reawakening that to run is a true gift, I ran my heart out. Being part of a community that The Run Project have created is a privilege. I learnt so much from The Otter – but my greatest take out is to have faith. Work hard at having faith. Faith in the process. Faith in your body. Faith in your mind. Regardless of the result, the process is what you will truly remember. Finishing with a stupidly gigantic smile, a leap in my step – surprising I know – The Otter will be engraved in my memory forever.