Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Yesterday I had my first running wipe out. I was fifteen minutes away from the end of my run and then suddenly "Splat!" I found myself falling instead of running.
Who knows what it was, just a miscalculation of my footing. What I found remarkable was that within seconds I was up and running again. I caught myself in my fall (meaning my upper body strength must be better than I think it is), found my water bottle (which may have helped cushion my hand from being grazed) and carried on. I was more determined to finish my run than deal with grazes. I knew I could deal with those better when I got home.
This was my long run. Two hours, and, with more of a focus on keeping my tempo up than usual, I realised that I could keep to a 6min/km goal on the long run. It meant that I managed 21km in just over 2hrs including a fall!
So, there were a few things I realised about myself after that run yesterday. Mainly that I'm tougher and stronger than I realise. And, that makes me resilient. If I have those qualities when I'm running, it could be possible that they are there into other areas of my life.
And, that's a nice thing to learn about myself.