I thought I’d put some effort in to parkrun this morning, why oh why is it just getting harder and harder?! OK I wasn’t pushing to the point of wanting to vom but I was still giving it some, there was sweat, a red face and a time which is about 3 minutes off where I want to be. Always disappointing when I know I can do better, but I just need to keep pushing on and putting the effort in – I’m sure I can get there, can’t I?!
1st of July, how did that happen!! Half way through the year, I guess this is a good time to look back and take in how far I have come. Although I feel like I am in a bit of a dip right now, when I look back over the last 6 months I should be feeling proud of my achievements. To be fair to myself I haven’t done bad. Not only have I actually managed to run a whole marathon – something I wasn’t sure I was capable of at the beginning of the year but I have also got a few PB’s along the way.
Looking forward to the second half of the year I still have many challenges coming up and I hope to make some satisfying progress along the way. I’ve still got a lot to learn and whilst I’m not quite where I’d like to be with my running at the moment, it’s a great learning curve so I am making the most of that. Priority is remaining injury free and enjoying my running and I am confident that progression and improvement will come naturally with this as long as I keep putting the effort in.
I have had some lovely comments about my blog this week and if writing this blog helps to motivate or inspire others then that is probably one of my biggest personal achievements so far this year. Whether its reading about the anxiety, the running or just generally making you want to get out there and be active – I love that you are reading it and the supportive comments mean so much to me.