Well there was a lot of hype in the social media in the last few weeks about 100 days until the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics, so I thought I would celebrate 100 days until the start of the Olympic Heptathlon.... So this time in 100 days I plan on lining up in the Olympic Stadium in the best shape of my life and ready to show the world what I am capable of!
In order to do that there are a few things I need to do in the next 100 days. Firstly I need to qualify, meaning I need to get the 6150 points required to assure my spot on the team at one of two heptathlons I have lined up in Europe (Ratingen, Germany 14/15 June and French Champs 7/8 July).
And in order to qualify I need to continue to leave no stone un-turned in my training, rehab and recovery over the next weeks. Every session counts, now more than ever. And I need to stay injury free!
Despite having a less-than-ideal build up due to injury set-backs over the past months, I still feel like I can line up in the Olympic stadium in the best shape of my life. I am stronger than I have ever been. I am still setting personal bests in many areas of my training (my latest being a standing javelin throw PB of 35.70m on Monday, 4m more than my previous best in January). I am back running 100% and Andrew and Angus have said I look better running now than I ever have before. I am excited and confident and can't wait to compete. If I look back at the last 18 months or so, sure I would have liked things to have been different in terms of being healthy and able to do more specific training, but things rarely turn out as you want them to, and every negative can be turned into a positive if you are willing and the coaches have worked hard to get me into shape in less than conventional ways!
I leave Dunedin next week for Auckland where I will have some races over 100m and 200m before departing for Switzerland and our European training camp on the 13th May.
It's business time people, watch this space!