So I guess I’m a runner. Or maybe I’m not anymore, considering that since I moved to Dubai I ran only 5-6 times probably.
Last week I was in Madrid for the Madrid Marathon. It was my first race abroad, and my most difficult to date. There was a fight in my head starting with km 13. Something like: stop just for 1 min, run, walk, I CAN do this! The profile of the race was very hilly and the finish was in uphill…maybe they wanted to kill us. 😀
I have to admit that I didn’t really train for this race. My longest run was a 7k in a parking lot where I live. And I haven’t been to the gym for the last 4 months. Considering all this, I can say this half marathon is one of my biggest achievements to date and the medal will be one that I will cherish the most.
During the run I was trying to sum up what I feel about the race and about this challenge and this is what I came up with. I posted this on my Facebook immediately when I got home that day. 🙂
3 degrees C at the start+wind+all those hills+almost zero training=Madrid, you almost killed me today!!! I guess we really don’t know what our limits are until we are being forced to push them. Gracias, Madrid! WE did it!!! 🙂 :
photo source: https://www.facebook.com/RnRMadrid?fref=ts