Hills. They’re hard work, challenging and necessary training for us runners. I’ll be facing some corkers at the TT10K in a fortnight.
But this post isn’t about hills. It’s about the highs and lows of running that I’ve been working on recently.
You might remember that I made the decision to withdraw from the Loch Ness Marathon a few weeks ago. Well, I’ve also made the call and withdrawn from the Great North Run too.
Although my ankle is doing ok, I haven’t really tested it on a long run, and as a result of that I think I haven’t done the training and preparation I would have liked. For me, running is, above all, about having fun, and I just don’t think I can give the run what it deserves this year. So, goodbye, race number, it was nice to have you in my hand for a minute before being posted back.
The good news is that I have a guaranteed spot for 2015: there’s always an upside 🙂
Now to the highs: I can really enjoy the Perth Kilt Run tomorrow, with no pressure or time in mind. Similarly, I’ll just be aiming to have fun at next weekend’s TT10K without any add on miles or stress. I’m just going to go along to both runs and enjoy myself. 🙂
After all, that’s what we run for, right?
I’m hoping for plenty of tartan photies tomorrow! 😛
4 thoughts on “The Ups and Downs of Running”
Probably another sensible (if difficult) decision. At leas thou have a guaranteed place next year!
That’s it- bring on 2015!
Totally agree, running has to be fun. More power to you for making that call x
Thanks – was a tough one, but the right thing.