Thu 4th July – 10K PB


How was my skin today?

Getting better, nothing to worry about.

How was my picking/attitude to my skin?

I did well today. I left it alone for the best part and felt comfortable and confident among my running friends at the race. A real big step.

Was my diet good?

Turkey Burgers at lunchtime seemed to upset my stomach. Boy did I do some farts during the last km of my race. I think that may be the reason I actually went faster and had a PB.

What were the highlights of the day?

Today was a big day for me. The Barry Richards 10K. A Hastings Runners club run. A race which I have good, but mostly bad memories from.

In 2016 I ran a 10K PB but was slowly on the decline. I feel it marked the end of my good friendship with Andy Key. We had been running a lot together and were side by side through 4km but then he kicked on and I slowed down. That trend continued for almost the next 2 years and we slowly drifted apart.

In 2017 I chose not to run the race, instead staying indoors because I felt too insecure about my skin. A sad day. In 2018 my running was poor and it took me 1 hour and 4 minutes.

2019 and so much has changed. I’m far more confident and my running is going well. A new PB of 52:29 and there was no way I was let myself miss out on that achievement. It was really hard, but it was only 52 minutes, I’ve had hard days, hard weeks, hard months in my life, what is 52 minutes.

Afterwards I was happy, outgoing, hugging people, hi 5 ing people. They love me in that club and I need to remember that.

What was I grateful for today?

Hastings Runners. Everything I’ve mentioned above will tell you all you need to know.


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