|Thankfully parking was a breeze this time!|
I was not in the mood. My legs were tired from a particularly challenging run on Friday. My headspace was bleak from a horrible argument with my tween last night which led to some dramatic events. I still felt sick to my stomach and just drained.
|Approaching the start; contemplating the finish. Mood not good...!|
The race was the most beautiful to date. The course was comfortably challenging, undulating up and through lush forests. My legs felt awful the first 3kms but eventually I came to life and began to just LOVE every moment. These short races in the series have given me a chance to get stronger and quicker over technical terrain. I am looking forward to entering the longer courses in winter when the temperatures are cooler.
|Sporting our (ugly) but well earned medals - you had to do 3/4 races to own these gems.|
For now I am grateful to my SIL who gave us each 2 entries as Christmas presents...who made me promise I would USE the money to run at least two races. And I am thankful I managed to actually finish all four races with no injury, apathy, illness,bad attitudes or family dramas to stand in my way.
And a massive THANK YOU to all the family members who had our kids overnight each time so we could do the races - none of this would have happened without you!
Now to keep focused and not completely fall apart (mentally) as I prepare this week for my half marathon debut on Sunday.