It was with a open mind I walked to the start line of gran canarias maraton. I really didn´t know how my body would react to run 42 km after 3 months of no running. I was thinking that I should just test and see what happened, and I realized that I must think that I actually could pull out. Because if I would feel something that wasn´t right, some part of the body that disapproved or just the fact that I have had fever and a cold two weeks before this race I needed to see that as a possibility.
I was a bit afraid. Because I don´t want to push my body to much. And because this was a new experience I wanted to do it slow and thoughtfully. And I am soo happy I could do that. To be honest am I proud of myself! I didn´t think about positions and I didn´t have a time I wanted to reach. I just wanted to explore a new part of me and my training.
- Crossing the finish line as the first woman!
The race was wonderful and as always in Spain the ambience is fantastic. The atmosphere to share with all the other runners is such a great inspiration. It´s excitement, curiosity, fascination and humility in the air. I love to share all this!
Today my body feels good. Tired (so tired!!) but no ailments.