this mornings run was meant to be a hill climb loop x 4 ... I managed to get through 3 then decided to call it quits ... I could feel my form was bad & didn't want to risk injury ... late morning I started to think ... I have to go conquer that 4th hill climb ... so that's what I did ... rolled the first km out at 6:43 and then I settled ... pretty chuffed with 31.1km's all up today 😬
ideally I would have liked to get another half hour of running in this morning ... but a combination of the heat & the hilly loop I chose got the better of me ... I'm not unhappy with the effort though ... probably one of the toughest courses I have done in a long time
I must admit there were mixed emotions today when I missed my first city-bay since I started running ... I'm not really sure why as it's a race I never enjoy ... I suppose I feel like I've admitted defeat to never running fast again because that's what the race has always signified to me ... a time trial to gauge if I can hold 5 minute pace for 12km's ... ripping my hamstring off my pelvis 11 months ago has definitely taken its toll on me ... even more so than fracturing my hip 7 months prior to that ... I hate being defeated by anything ... so I will be back to speed work & getting back to that sub 60 minute 12km post New York Marathon ... today I'm just a little bit disappointed in myself for giving up ☹️
the truth is ... none of us really know how much someone else is hurting ... we could be standing right beside someone who is completely broken and have no idea ... BE KIND ... ALWAYS ❤️ ... R U OK?
in this age of social media I think some keyboard warriors should think twice before attacking people they don't even know