Sunday, March 19, 2006
Almost the Last Long Run...1 to go.
Gosh, I appreciated those comments of encouragement on my last post when I got back this afternoon from my long run of 28km! Brought a tear or two to my weary eyes as I read them especially when I've been so slack to return them lately. I quite choked up today...why today? I think because I was so tired after such a short run, thinking : "I'll never make it to 50km at this rate!" & then saw words of encouragement to keep going.. ..& my thinking immediately lifted to : "Yes, I will!" So....there you go! We never know just how powerful a few words of timely cheer can be! Enough emotion for one day...on with business!
Stupidly, I didn't start till 9:00 a.m. & the morning was already hot; 4 times on the same 7km flattish stretch of road with no shade......out & back...run/walk : 20mins/4mins....3hours 44mins....both CG marathons didn't take much longer! Had water, sports drink, gel & energy bar in the car parked somewhere near the middle of 7km "sunset strip"...nearly forgot...& Panadol!
Home, showered & watched the tape of the marathons; I thought I must have fallen asleep because I saw the men start & then in the next shot they'd been running for over 30 minutes! Not enough energy to stamp & cheer for Kerryn McCann...I just shed another 2 or 3 or more tears willing her to win! Then I saw Kate Smyth finish...and I thought, "Now you know what toughing it out really is!" So....too much emotion for one day...I'm all "spent"!