Daily Diary Entries
Day 190 – 196 –A small setback. 100 Days and Counting…January 7th, 2014 by David
I am a positive person, ambitious and driven to become a success, however there is a nagging doubt in the back of my mind that I may have bitten off more than I could chew in terms of the timeframe in losing over 10 stone (60 kg) and running the London Marathon. To accomplish this change in a lifetime would be an amazing achievement; to do it in 10 months is almost unbelievable. I get this nagging doubt when I have had a tough training session or I am feeling really tired and achy which is understandable. It’s not that I am convinced that I will not succeed but I think it is the realization that a massive amount of work still has to be done before I can cross that finish line and attain the feeling of success.
I felt this doubt at the beginning of the week, whilst warming up and stretching I felt a ping in my right ankle. This hasn’t happened before and I didn’t take too much notice until I started running on the treadmill and I experienced strong shooting pains in it. I stopped my session 2 km short of my target as I did not want to injure it more. I went home iced it up and took some ibuprofen. On top of this a cold that I picked up on the plane home from England came into full force and knock me out for the count. I missed my long run on Saturday because of it; I wanted to focus on getting sleep over the weekend and recovering. I managed to get 24 hours sleep in a 48 hour period which is unheard of for me as I survive on 4-5 hours sleep a night. I was disappointed that I had missed my long run and that I was behind on my training plan. As a result I was looking for a bit of reassurance and motivation from somewhere, I emailed my good friend from University Liam who has run the London Marathon previously and posted some great times. He provided me with some fantastic support and guidance which improved my attitude. I was determined to tackle next week with even more determination and focus in order to keep on track and meet the increase in miles that is required. Although I am confident that I will complete my journey and attain the feeling of success by crossing that finish line it is not going to be easy and it really is daunting now that there is less than 100 days until my life changing experience.