Be optimistic With the Robin Hood Marathon

Around the corner…

Following my marathon PB earlier this year, my running times were getting closer to the good for age marathon times.

Then this happened.

Life reminded me that

Running isn’t only about PB’s

Injury/levelled out/


Ups & Downs

Are part of life

It’s not a choice

If you fight it

It hurts you

I’m frustrated with 

My training preparation 

But there will be things 

Outside of my control

But I can only put 

One foot in front of the other

And remember that –

“If your always looking back at what you’ve lost, you’ll never discover the treasure that lies just up ahead”.

J.E.B. Spredemann

As I approach the Robin Hood Marathon

I was training to do a PB

And to not be on course for that 

Is frustrating, but

Anger won’t help me.

I remind myself

That although my training 

Hasn’t gone to plan

I’ll do my best

That is all I can do.

Running isn’t only about PB’s 

When this sole aim

Becomes the focus

I need to go back to my ‘why’

To get some balance.


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