26th March – 1st April 2017
This week has been quite a tough week. Training for a half marathon is hard – a lot harder than I thought it would be.
Last week I ran my first 10k. I was really happy with my achievement to run 10k with only 2 weeks training since my operation. It made me feel that a half marathon is achievable.
This week though things have gone totally in the other direction. I feel like I am making 1 step forward and 2 steps back.
I have managed to do some training. One day I went with Matt and Jake (my youngest son). Going with Matt is usually really good and helpful but on this occasion it was slightly demoralising. Jake is a very fast runner, he is always winning his cross country races at school and Matt started physically running circles around me.
I did laugh along with him but for me seeing him and Jake with so much energy while I was totally exhausted I don’t think really helped.
My pace is just not challenging enough for him. It made me feel like I was putting in so much effort but physically going nowhere.
However when I got back home and collapsed on the sofa I realised that I did it a minute quicker than normal. So I think Matt running circles around me worked.
It hasn’t stopped me feeling extra tired this week. One thing that keeps me going is knowing that I am doing it for a worthy cause.
Every time I run I think of the fact that I will potentially be helping some children that need it. It is exciting to think I will be actually meeting the children I will be helping. I will be seeing the good work Compassion does and see where that money I have raised goes to. It makes every step, however hard, worth it.
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