…will you be bummed if I told you NOTHING happened?!?! Yup, nothing.
Anti-climax of note right?!?!!?!?!
No, I am not planning for my next 21km race, no I am not trying to run the next big distance, no I don’t have a marathon in mind. In fact, on the contrary…
The week after the BIG 21KM, I didn’t run at all as I hurt my foot while running in the race, something I luckily only discovered once I had finished the race, gotten home and taken a shower. In that week, I did two days of core and cardio exercise (anybody remember Taebo???…when I find a video online and do it, all I can think of is how the video looks about 100years old, hahahahaha) and that was it. Mainly because of my injured foot. But I would be lying if I said it was ONLY that. Honestly, my mind just isn’t in it. It’s like I worked so hard to hit a target, I achieved the target, and now I’m like…now what? Why am I running? What’s the point?
The week thereafter, I managed three runs plus a day of cardio. All short runs, 3.5kms each.
Last week, I did the same and then on Sunday, I did a 6km run and well…I hurt my foot again 😦 So badly that I limped all of Sunday AND Monday and I’m still limping today.
It’s taken me a while to get over all the hype. Proving to myself that I can! Reaching the actual goal in such a short space of time. Becoming a “runner”. Then hitting a flat…
But when I got thinking, I realized that although I had a goal and wanted to reach that long distance, it’s really not what I want to do any time in the near future again. Right now, I want to run better, faster, stronger. I want to be able to run 10km without walking at all! I want to improve my time. And that’s okay! Well, you may not think it’s okay, but I do, and that’s all that counts 🙂 🙂 🙂