Crossing off the list

Here, one week away from the Ultra Pyrene, I’m slowly crossing off the list of preparations and jobs. We’re almost ready, almost, but there’s always something that escapes us, or things that are not up to us (these being the things that cause the most stress). Yesterday Siscu, La Pequeña and I went to do all the food shopping, and today I went to Sabadell for a few more things.

The best part about going to Sabadell is always that I get to Kilometrate with JMA. After a lovely chat at home with him and Rosa Maria, we went down to the athletics track. We left RM and collected Paco, a friend of JMA’s. I was extremely well accompanied while kilometrating along the Ripoll River. I was entertained from both sides; the smile didn’t leave my face. We decided to kilometrate for 12kms, seeing as there is 1 week until the Ultra Pyrene and this challenge is 12 stages from the 1st till the 12th of September – as both JMA and I like numbers to fit – we agreed that 12 seemed the perfect number of kms!

With each day that passes, I’m getting more psyched up to set off up into the mountains. There will be plenty of surprises – but I know that I’m extremely well prepared physically, mentally, logistically and in terms of my team. With each job I cross off my list, my smile grows, my spirit grows and my joy grows also. What’s going to happen on Friday afternoon, when the motor home is here outside, packed, dressed in all the stickers and ready to set off fro San Sebastian on Monday? I’ll explode with happiness!

I know that one of the most important things in this challenge will be the human aspect – our experience as a team, the support that will come in for ASEM, our friends who will visit us along the way, and the people we will meet along the way from the Town Halls, and all the runners who will come to kilometrate with me. I don’t know what will happen, what surprises or obstacles are awaiting me, but I do know that I will face them all in the best way that I can, smiling and positive, and I know that the human gems will be what will bring me light in the darkest moments.


2 Responses to “Crossing off the list”

  • estefi:

    leo todo estos días con mucho interés, pero ahora, ya, todo este reto tiene una luz propia y MUY especial.
    Tengo conocimiento (por mi curiosidad de retos, parecidos , similares, o retos solidarios….).
    Pero este, este tiene luz propia.
    Sera que tiene “granitos” de todos, para formar esta gran hazaña… pero no , no es solo eso.
    Transmite emoción, ya, desde un principio, luego, se llenara de sufrimiento, sudor y mucho esfuerzo…
    Pero brilla como una estrella en la oscura noche. .. y eso no tiene precio.
    casi casi, ya en marcha.
    Besos y mucho calor.
    +3 a todos.

  • Alex:

    Y otra vez amiga me dejas emocionada – tu con tu manera que solo se puede llamar Estefi – me dejas sin palabras.
    Casi ya en marcha – aqui haciendo malabares con las cosas que no estan en nuestros manos tus palabras me dan una sonrisa hasta mi alma.
    Se que estas tambien en plena mercadillo – la proxima queremos estar nosotros también,con vuestro trio tan mágica.
    Abrazos y besos esperando que os llega un poco de vientecito.
    De 4 a 3

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