With a week to go to Cardiff Half Marathon the Demons have starting to raise their ugly heads.
I have three with me constantly
Self Doubting Demon– Self explanatory this one. It’s the one that says Can I? Will I? I Can’t. I won’t. He is there continually nagging away at my confidence, like a toddler he is hard to silence.Ill Health Demon – Every sniff, cough, sneeze is the flu, ruining weeks of training. For this one I am taking, vegetables, juice and plenty of water. Mother Nature Demon-Not going in to this one at all you will be pleased to know, but her picture says it all. This morning’s parkrun was about banishing at least one of those Demons and to get out there and smash it.
Last year I achieved a parkrun time I never thought I would do, I also got a great 10k time, oh and the half marathon time that was stuff my dreams were made of. This year its been a slog getting back after the Grizzly injury so I needed to run well today to believe I can run well next weekend.
It was hard, I was a mess (think snot, drool, heavy breathing, not pretty) but I got to the finish line 10 seconds away from my PB and my fastest time this year! Also the fastest “old lady” out of eight.
Yay, one Demon down, two to go!