I’m just going to be brutally honest, I didn’t enjoy this race. I’m not sure if it was because I started, knowing that I hadn’t done enough training and was not looking forward to a long day on the road or if I was just having an off day – but for whatever reason there was a full scale battle going on in my head from the very beginning.
I came over the line in 5 hours and 50 minutes (which is about 40 minutes faster than what I thought I’d do it in) and it was with a smile on my face, but this race had me wishing my iPod had another volume setting called “call your audiologist before engaging this setting” and wondering if I should in fact do the Comrades which is in 6 weeks time…
Things I learned from this race:
- It was great doing a race with my mom again (even if it was only for the first hour)
- It is impossible to tell what the human body is capable of doing, until you push it
- That some people possess such strength that it oozes from their bodies and is contagious
I know this post is rather random; I will elaborate in Part 2…