Shells and I are now, truly, long distance athletes.
We did about 17 or so km in this time.
It didn’t start off brilliantly, I needed to pee and had some shin pain. I also had new gear on, my brooks adrenaline runners which I hadn’t worn on a long run before, my melbourne marathon visor, a new pair of tights and a fuel belt with water/gatorade mix.
The thing that made the difference was the sugar – it got me through. So did having Shells to yap with.
I also got a blister, which necessitated us walking for a bit but I ran through most of it.
I now have a mental toughness which is greater than what I had previously.
After, we felt good, a kind of tired contentment.
Half marathon, here we come!!!
Happy Valentine’s day everybody. Mwaahhh!