Well I don’t really have any reason to be disappointed with my efforts at District Athletics carnival on Thursday and Friday with a PB for all my events. I made the team for the 800m on Thursday, and then raced the 3000m that afternoon and put in all my effort. As a result I ran a new PB and had some very sore legs. However I still had the 1500m to run the next morning.
The event took place over three days with the opening ceremony and course orientation on the Saturday afternoon. I had walked the course a couple of weeks ago, all I had to do on that afternoon was sign in and be at the opening ceremony. The next morning I slept in and spent the first half of the day getting ready before leaving for my race which started at 2pm. Runaway Bay was hosting the event and it certainly blew me away, literally….. The wind was insane and the course was hilly, what more could happen?
The other day I walked into The Athletes Foot Carindale, for a personalized shoe fitting. I have never had my foot or the way I step or run tested, so I thought it was about time. I walked into the shop and after a quick look around, I was being fitted by store manager Lewis.
Redlands cross country, my local race. I didn’t feel like racing and was a bit flat after this morning’s swim session with the Cleveland Squad. I decided to take some of Crowther’s rocks to harden up and race. It was a quiet afternoon and a bit overcast, but a good course. The race was 2 laps of a 2km course with some really sticky and stinky mud. I was leading by the first km of the race and pulled a comfortable lead. I wasn’t going to push so I just enjoyed the run and crossed the line in first place. After the race I caught up with my friend Justin and cheered him on for his race.
Where do I start… well being sick never helps. After a horrible night’s sleep and the longest sleep in I have had this year, I spent the morning resting and trying to convince myself that I was fine and that I would be able to run. We left for the race just after lunch and arrived an hour before I was due to start. The race was a 3x4km relay. I really should not have run but I didn’t want to let my team down. My team was in the under 18 males and consisted of Katrina Robinson and Callum Davies who both had a brilliant race (thank you for making up for me being so slow on the day).