The first time is always the hardest.
A marathon gets progressively easier the second time round and I imagine, many times later because one knows the course well.
Putting aside the weight that bogs us down.
Next time round, I will carry less weight for better performance.
Even if you do not feel like you are up to it, get up, dress up for it and show up.
I felt that this year I was not as well practised as last year and this big voice told me it was a long shot and I almost called it quits at the 17 km mark, but this little voice amidst the noise encouraged me not to give up, every step of the way, I still had fight left in me that was sufficient to pull me through.
|The writer of the blog at the Standard Chartered Nairobi Half Marathon finish 2015|