Be proud of your suc­cess


Well done to ev­ery­one who con­quered Cigna Round the Bays in Welling­ton on Fe­bru­ary 19.

You should be proud of your fin­ish-line suc­cess!

It was in­cred­i­ble to see peo­ple of all ages walk­ing, push­ing bug­gies, run­ners of all lev­els and those in­spi­ra­tional Achilles char­ity ath­letes who in­spired oth­ers by not let­ting any dis­abil­ity be a bar­rier to their suc­cess.

In to­tal, 14,500 par­tic­i­pants stepped up to the chal­lenge in­clud­ing 9000 en­trants in the 6.5km buggy walk, 3500 in the 10km dis­tance and 2000 in the Achilles half-marathon.

Now is a good time to re­flect on how you did and maybe treat your­self for achiev­ing your goal.

Think about how you might do the event dif­fer­ently next year.

Will you do it solo, or con­vince more friends or loved ones to join you on this health jour­ney?

Could you con­sider do­ing a dif­fer­ent dis­tance next time, or try to do the same dis­tance a bit quicker?

Or maybe you could plan to walk it again to main­tain your fit­ness.

Just choose a goal that res­onates with you. It’s great to plan your next short-term health goal too.

Goals give you a pur­pose to keep up your train­ing. I al­ways have a next goal in mind so I keep up my fit­ness lev­els.

Per­son­ally, this event was su­per spe­cial be­cause it was the first time my fam­ily had tack­led a goal like this to­gether.

I’m es­pe­cially proud of my 11-year-old son Zach, who stepped up to the 10km chal­lenge.

We did some train­ing to­gether, but it was his ded­i­ca­tion with at­tend­ing his in­ter­me­di­ate school’s weekly dis­tance squad runs that pre­pared him well.

Mean­while, I hope to see you all again at this epic com­mu­nity event next year.

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