Every year I become more and more addicted to this lifestyle called running. Every year I get more and more competitive. Every year I make new friends and incredible memories from running experiences.
Running a lot of marathons, sometimes even two races in one weekend, is an ordinary thing to do. I run half of my races as training. There’s no need to give 100% all the time, but it’s a must to enjoy every moment of it.
Last year was indeed an amazing one for me. First of all, I succeeded in keeping my focus all the time during the races. When my body started to lose power I started running with my heart and soul.
I finished in top 3 more than 20 times and I even won a few marathons. I was in the winning team at triathlon relay competition, I came in the 3rd place at a Duathlon National Championship race and I was the best in my age category in some tough races.
My biggest achievement of the last year was crossing the barrier of 100 marathons. It happened at the Brasov International Marathon (May 29th) and I had the number 100 on my t-shirt. What a feeling! It was simply incredible. What goes over 100 marathons is already a bonus. Nevertheless, I’ll always be setting new goals in life and I am now ready for the next one.
I am born on 1st of December, which is Romania’s National Day. Every year, my best birthday gift is to run “Maratonul Reîntregirii Neamului Românesc” which takes place this day. In 2016 I finished second and it was a great achievement. Also, I finished the last year’s season with my first competitive 100Km flat ultramarathon. That was another dream came true for me.
All these extraordinary results wouldn’t have been possible without my friends and family support. And without Zitec. I am ready for some new big challenges this year. Are you ready? Did you find your motivation?