Not everything goes to plan,
It doesn’t always end in glory
But pull it together
Get those trainers back on
And hit the hills, the trails
And enjoy for the joy of it,
Those rolling hills, filled with green,
Drink it in and be a champ
You’ve learnt some lessons
And had a flipping blast.
I tried a hundred mile run over the weekend and it really tipped it down so it was a bit like trying to run an ultra on a Tough Mudder course. And so I failed. I only made it to 68 miles.
I can make all the excuses that the weather was miserable and the ground was just too boggy for me. I’m not a natural runner and so I do have to have good conditions if I’m going to make it to the end. I just wasn’t good enough on the day and that is quite a difficult thing to swallow.
I just have to remember that I had fun, I met some lovely people and I have some memories to look back on, even if I didn’t get my belt buckle and finisher T-shirt. I still ran a lot further than most people could ever dream of.
It’s just hard and I feel like I’m wallowing in the depression at the moment. I’m not sure if it’s justified, or whether I’m just being a bit of an entitled little madam. Wherever this feeling is coming from, I’m sure so many others have felt it and you can only come back stronger.
If you’ve had a set back or a failure recently, I understand and I see you. Let’s get back on the horse and show the world what we’re made of.
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This helped me today. Thank you!
I’m so glad. We’ve got this!!!
It really can be hard to deal with those disappointments, Rachel, and I completely understand your feelings about it. When you set a goal and fall short, it’s a bitter pill to swallow. I’m glad you also see that you got something from the experience and met some good people. It’s also good that you’re not blaming others or the weather, etc.. – it just didn’t happen this time. It will another time.
Couldn’t say it better. And sometimes I think it makes the victories that bit sweeter. When you know that you have to put everything into it to just finish, that finish becomes precious.
Wow 👍 68 miles is not a failure!