Rock’n’Roll Nashville 5k – Race Report

It’s now several weeks since the Rock’n’Roll Nashville 5k, so forgive me for being very delayed in writing my race report!  I’ve had a crazy few weeks with lots of work and travel so blogging has unfortunately taken a hit.  Hopefully things will start to calm down a little now and I can get caught up!

The Rock’n’Roll Nashville 5k took place on a very, very, VERY rainy Saturday morning on 30th April 2016, with 5k, half marathon and marathon distances to choose from.  I was on a road trip with occasional guest blogger Sarah, and this was her First Ever 5k, so we were super excited for it!   Sarah included a brief summary of this race in her last guest post, so I’ll be keeping this one short and simply covering the race in a little more depth.

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My first Did Not Start, and why it was a good thing

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I’ve been a little bit MIA in the past few weeks!  I’ve been struggling with motivation because I’ve been injured, but have not handled it in the best way, if I’m honest.  Instead of working through the problem like a rational, adult human being, I complained about it and then had an almost completely sedentary month full of junk food and bad moods.

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I’m still not entirely sure what the problem is, but what I do know is that I can’t run without shooting pains in my left leg.   A couple of weekends ago, I was due to run a 5k and instead I ended up with a big fat DNS – Did Not Start.  However, I think this was absolutely the best thing I could have done, and I want to take some time to talk about WHY.

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Diet forgotten, match abandoned. 2016 is go!

Happy new year everyone!

I haven’t written a blog post in a few weeks, for a couple of reasons.  I’ve been really busy with work, I’ve done some travelling and had a business trip to France which was much more stressful than I expected, and had some personal issues too. All in all, December was a split month for me, in some ways it was not the best month for me, but in other ways it was awesome. However, I did have some successes with running, so all was not lost!  I completed two more races since my last post, bringing my 2015 total to 19.

Ted Corbitt 15k, 9th December

It had arrived, the big race. My longest distance of 2015. The race that marked the final cell of my excel-spreadsheet-training-plan. It was an unseasonably warm December morning, which meant a last minute change to my running clothes. Running in one short sleeve tee was a nice novelty for mid-December!

 

Ready at the starting line with a running friend
Ready at the starting line with a running friend

 

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