You know that saying, “You think you’ve got time, but you don’t” or something like that?
I entered the Kaapsehoop 21km road race taking place on the 3rd November. Yup, next weekend. Or next, next weekend. I digress…
I haven’t trained as much as I should’ve to take on a half marathon but I knew that as the race grew closer, I’d be ready. That was my thinking 3 months ago.
Then winter arrived and I stopped running. I call it my annual hibernation. Then we went on holiday. And I ate carbs at the buffet. Twice a day. Then I got a viral infection and I’m still coughing!
I’ve run a couple of 10kms here and there. I’ve jogged through the neighborhood a few times. Just to take in the beauty of the jacaranda trees! But a 21km is still hardcore in my books and I haven’t done sufficient training for Kaapsehoop.
It gets worse.
Then an email arrived notifying runners that there are no substitutions after September. Ouch!
So it’s 21kms or nothing. No downgrading for a fun 10km run. Oh dear. I’m out.
I know I’ll hate every single kilometer of the 21km if I go and “run for fun”. It won’t be fun. And to risk disqualification if I jump on the 10km bus ain’t worth it.
KK still aims to run the marathon and qualify for Comrades. Yes, he has entered and just as well! Comrades entries are going like hot cakes!
Oh well, on the bright side, bring on that long weekend in Kaapsehoop! *whoop*! I’m always up for another break!
Ps: I’ll be much better prepared for my next race. I promise.