Smile.. 18 miles to go. 

I’d be lying to you if i said I was confident. I would also be lying if I said I hadn’t done all I could to be ready for the challenges ahead of me. Tomorrow morning I’ll run the furthest I’ve ever tried in my lead up to my 3 marathon events in September. 18 miles of nothing but hard road, countryside and a very questionable spotify playlist.. 

Training 6 days a week has definitely taken its toll both physically and mentally but at the same time I’m fitter than I’ve ever been and mentally stronger too. Everybody faces that moment where they just want to give up.. And most people do from time to time.. Myself included. It’s extremely difficult to convince yourself to keep going and to focus on that feeling you will experience once you’ve accomplished something great. It’s a great feeling but once your slowing down and struggling it seems completely out of reach. 

As I’ve put in the miles and spent a lot of time with just the open road and my thoughts I’ve learnt that it’s ok to be struggling.. It’s a sign that your working hard. If you need to slow down then slow down.. If you need to stop and take a drink and stretch out then do so.. That extra few seconds on your finish time will just be there for the beating the following week! Yeah maybe you could have gone hat extra few steps or pushed that extra bit longer.. But they will be the first things you remember next time. Remember.. Like j said before. Strength comes from the struggles you face. It’s these struggles that will make you great.

See you again in 18 miles.. 

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