Soooooo….We’ve done it! 6 days of The Coastal Challenge completed! It’s been brutal to say the least.
I’ve suffered pretty badly from day 1 with diarrhoea and nausea. Having to go to the toilet about 4 times before running from 3am everyday has been tough both physically and mentally. But….if you want something enough then you can get through it. Day 3 I didn’t know if I honestly wanted it enough to carry on, lots of tears and a huge amount of fear as I was experiencing things that I wasn’t comfortable at all, so had to just take every step as a goal, focus on the next aid stop and try to get myself through it in the cut off times too. We got in way before we needed too so I pushed myself hard when I had nothing left to give. But completing that day was such a relief and also helped me grow as a runner.
I’m feeling a little in shock, my legs feel great and could run again, but the feet are totally fucked. They are tired as a tired thing. The finish line was amazing yet also very overwhelming, almost didn’t want it to end.
I’m proud of myself.
I ran with you all in my heart.
I ran something that on paper I thought I wasn’t capable of, this scared me but also I was totally willing to take that chance. I really hope that this inspires you to take risks, try things, even if you feel you can’t do it. What’s the worst that can happen? When you get to a start line and truly believe you deserve to be there then that is the reward in itself.
Gotta go…the potato wedges have arrived