400km, 30days. Failed

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It’s been a little over 30 days since I started my 400km in 30day challenge and it was a horribly hectic period filled with running, cycling, swimming, illness, injury and an unfortunate visit up north. Needless to say I failed in the task but I did manage to turn my disappointment into a number of positives… and here’s the numbers

I walked over 95km. I cycled nearly 130km. I ran over 225km (including the Valentines Challenge 10mile and 10km Virtual run). 7km of breast stroking (I mean swimming!)

However, I was 175km short of my running target but I’ll go again in June and aim for the full 400km.

Next up is the St Peters Way Ultra and I’ve stupidly been running this evening in my Merrell Barefoots without socks and skinned the tops of my feet! Silly bloody me – still it’s Monday they should hopefully be healed by Sunday. As Eric Idle said ‘always look on the bright side of life’, after all it is only running

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5 comments
  1. bpangie said:

    Haha. Just running indeed. What are numbers anyway?

  2. I know the numbers shouldn’t matter but sometimes they do 🙂

  3. Good luck on sunday im sure you will have some lovely new blisters to share with us come sunday evening. Dont let the fact you didnt hit your target beat you up at least your out there running, what is better than being able to run? (not including alcohol or chocolate)

    • Thanks! I’m sure I’ll have more blisters but fingers crossed hey!

      I don’t mind missing the targets I suppose, I actually quite like failing as it’s a reminder I’m only human and that there will always be another a day. I’m going to try again for the 400km in June though which is my only ultra free month for a while 🙂 wish me luck for that too

  4. Wow a ultra free month you will be in cold sweats. I honestley dont know how you do it, I would love to but i dont think i would be able to cope with the mental battle only time will tell.

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