There’s this thing…

There’s this thing I do which is basically getting over enthusiastic about things before I should.

‘Not a bad trait’, I’m sure you’re thinking
‘Harness your enthusiasm’
‘It’s great to be passionate about something’

All very valid agruments for enthusiasm… BUT… here’s the thing

  • I’ve done one 10k race in the past three months
  • I didn’t run the whole distance
  • It made my leg sore

So, why do I find myself wistfully researching marathons online?  Why, when I haven’t even done a half marathon do I think a full marathon is achievable?

The answer is self-belief, determination and wanting the kudos of being able to say “I’ve run a marathon”.  I am hopeful (as ever) that my injury/injuries are on the mend and that over the next couple of months I’ll be able to start building my running distances again, but maybe hold off on reserving that marathon place for a while.

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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