Well after initially dreading this run I read a post on here which helped to change my mindset in the run up to it, if only a little. I have always, all my life doubted myself and my capabilities so with this run I was so sure I couldn’t do it, no way never, and certainly not in one go. Then after the post I read, I had a think back over all the other things I’ve achieved in my personal life and I clearly remember all the self doubt I’d had beforehand, but I achieved everything I set out to do?!?! So what I’m trying to say is maybe for me a bit of self doubt is the little extra push I needed to overcome any obstacles? To prove myself wrong? Whatever, I did this run yesterday and I did it in one! I even took the advice to run the last 60 seconds that little bit faster and I felt so amazing after it. My daughter came with me, she rode her bike alongside me giving me little nudges of support along the way. She even dared me to high five a guy who was running the opposite way and I did so, myself and the guy laughing as we did!! It was that moment I realised I was an actual runner, one of those I’d seen out and about for years and thought were mad (!!) and now here I am, part of the cheesy grinning, mini goal accomplishing, mad runners society, and I love it!!
If I can do it, >the expert in self doubt< anyone of you can, I promise xx