I learnt a couple of lessons at the Taunton half marathon today. There are two images today – before and after the run.
1. Taking on 13 miles with a sore throat and a cough is not going to be easy.
2. It’s a good way to lose almost half a stone!
Today was the big day. Perfect conditions for the run, and despite my minor setback of having cough and a sore throat I had high hopes of an enjoyable run. It was not to be! I ran out of energy at around the 4 mile mark for some reason – and kept going through determination and rationing of my jelly bean stash! I was taking on plenty of fluids at the water stations, yet never really felt comfortable.
I did get a bit of a shock when I checked the scales tonight. Having spent the late afternoon recuperating and eating a big meal, I was still 6 lbs lighter than this morning! It’s a good excuse for plenty of cake eating at work this week…
Ah well. There’s always next time for a PB..