|Never, ever give up!|
First was the shaved head. Oh my, I felt then and still feel now that I looked like an alien. Thankfully I work a cap but I'm sure I scared the crap out of the little kid who was trying to be nice to me as I walked out of the running coral after the race. What a sight that must have been: sweaty bald guy grimacing with pain from the pulled calf muscle.
And that was the second hurt: the pulled calf muscle. Dam was I pissed. I have to wait a whole year to try again to hit my target time of 1:57. Once in my life I'll get the 1/2 marathon time under 2 hours. Next year will be that year!! OK, maybe this October in the Toronto Waterfront 1/2 Marathon. In that one I'll likely be running with the kids. I'll channel their energy to pull 'the old man' along.
|Shaved legs next time...that's it, that|
will do it!
The lesson in all of this was that it was definitely worth it. It hurt. I was dis-satisfied. I still managed a personal best! And I'm still running.
Until next time...
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