🌺 DREAMED IT THEN REAL LIFED IT 🌺
Actually who am I kidding, my dreams imagined this race unfolding much different to how it did.
A few niggles over the last 6 weeks meant I’ve run less than ever before, and definitely felt it yesterday. Although it was a great outcome, that’s the last race I’ll EVER turn up to unprepared. Not only because it hurt like hell but also because mentally it made me doubt myself immensely.
And FYI don’t race with niggles... My whole right side is proper stuffed now. Will leave that in the capable hands of @meredith.a.hill
when I return 🙏🏽🤗
I had deep glute & hamstring pain from the minute I got on my bike that lasted all day (and night)... my whole leg was switching between pain and numbness. But that wasn’t the worst part, the worst part was that I just wanted to go fast but couldn’t. No excuses just didn’t have it on the day. What I had planned to be a grand ‘give it my all’ final 7km lap ended up being a run/walk/survive #deathbeforeDNF
was going through my head.
I had absolutely no idea that it was a close race and my people at home were on the edge of their seats tracking! When I got into T2 there were at least 2 bikes in my AG already racked, and from there my race went downhill. So I had no hopes or expectations of a good result, I was disappointed with my time/performance so finished and sat in the gutter having a pity party. It wasn’t until I picked up my bags and phone I found out that I had won I was like whaaaat? Literally burst into tears of joy and messaged @corky93
saying are you sure? Even with the rolling start? #disbelief
It just goes to show that it’s not over til it’s over.
And to never give up.
And that anything’s possible.
So many cliche sayings I could use right now... But I’ll stop.
There will be people saying whaattt Kona spots at a 70.3? Yeah there’s been plenty of 70.3 races offering spots over the years, not so common anymore. But they were there for the taking... So I took one. Kona 2019 here we come!
But first... Six gallons of coffee and a trip to Beijing to see the Great Wall. 🇨🇳 .
#chickendinner #konabound #daretodream #nevergiveup #likeever