Last week i signed up for a half marathon with minimum training. The Sotokoto Half Marathon. They only have the 21k distance and 5k.
When i say minimum i mean that i was a week into training for the annual Stanchart marathon. I’ve been looking for another run to do as opposed to the regular First Lady’s marathon in March and Stanchart in October.
A day later i was wondering what i had gotten myself into. I mean, yes i run regularly but nowhere near a half marathon distance, i mean, my long run is 12k.
Anyway best foot forward, some hill runs, yoga and cross training right? Right. Wrong, Mother Nature said.
I have come down with a bout of tonsilitis and a cold. This run is beginning to look like wishful thinking. Of course i hope to get to do the run; i won’t chase time, just do it.
But life is like that. You just deal with the hand you’ve been dealt.
As Bruce Lee said: Water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.
So i will be like water, see how i feel come Sunday and do what i gotta.