Mind over Matter

Yesterday with the holiday over it was back to reality and the long run. For reasons I won’t go in to I knew it was going to be tough. Hubby even realised it was going to be hard for me and checked I had my phone on me, in case I needed him to come and collect me.
When I left the house, I had no idea the route I would take, I tried to keep off road, I tried to keep it scenic. At 10 miles, things went pear shaped and I started to struggle. With 8 miles to go, this was far too early to struggle. I dug in and tried to think happy thoughts. The Garmin gave up at 14 miles and my battery was heading fast to depleted also, but I was made of sterner stuff, i adopt the ultra marathoners strategy and at every hill I walked. Now as the technology had stopped I cannot say for certain that I made the 18 miles, but it must have been close and I did not call for a rescue. Sometimes being stubborn (sheer ###### minded ) helps! Glad to get the miles in and this morning have very few aches and pains. Phew, maybe I am getting fitter.
The last day of our holiday we went to Falmouth to see the Tall ships, here is a photo for you!

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About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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5 Responses to Mind over Matter

  1. plustenner says:

    well done!! 18 miles in the bag

  2. fortnightflo says:

    Congrats for pushing through the pain – not long to go now…

  3. Tubontherun says:

    Well done on pushing through to the 18 miles!

  4. I love your blog!!

    Well done on the 18 miles. Marathon training is tough!!!

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