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After a rocky training schedule I started race day with one thing in mind. Finish the race. During my interrupted training I knew I was good for the distance so decided to continue as I could with whatever strength and stretching routines I could muster up. On the day I drove to Ross with a… Continue reading Ross 2017 – 21.1km
I had a short break (like a couple of days) upon returning from the Gold Coast and then jumped straight back into training, this time for Ross. I’m now wondering, with my motivation waning, whether I should have taken a longer break. I have moments where I run simply because I have to, not because… Continue reading Half training, motivation
Crossing the finish line was the greatest moment of my day. I was exhausted but happy, I had finished a tough race, and in what I thought was a good time. Walking through the finish area I was unsure what to do for a brief moment, but following the other runners I saw the signs… Continue reading GCAM 17, part 3, post race 🏁
I get to my corral and, feeling a moment of relief, settle for what feels like half a second to catch my breath. Still feeling a little panicked and out of breath I take off my jacket, and yank on the tutu, all a little too fast to be comfortable. Tying the jacket to the… Continue reading GCAM 17 part 2, the race
I’ve done the training and am ready to do one last long run and keep up the strength workouts. I am ready to go, getting excited and nervous and then I wake up one day a with a sore throat. You know the one. It says I’m going to make your life a misery for… Continue reading GCAM 17, part 1, Getting to the precinct.
Eight months ago I had a dream. One my husband was happy to help me with. And we started right then and there – booking flights to my second marathon. Today, I write that my marathon dreams are over. At this stage I highly doubt I will do another one. I won’t write it off… Continue reading Marathon dreams