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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Equinox 24: WINNING AT NOT TOUCHING HER FEET

So ... I supported a friend on her very first ultra marathon last weekend. She was awesome.
So awesome I appear to be completely unable to write about it so instead have split it into ‘wins’ and ‘challenges’. 


Wearing same clothes. This was NOT planned ...
Wins:
  • Not having to touch her feet.
  • Being (and I quote) ‘Best Pot Noodle Maker Ever’.
  • Keeping her fed and watered. And not eating all her food when I got bored. Although I *may* have finished the cocktail sausages. 
  • Being Best Support Ever as even after she’d told me about her gross, leaking feet I still lent her my Hoka trainers.
Lots of good running
  • Not having to run up That Hill.
  • Doing ‘galloping’ in the DryRobe. Both of us. In the same DryRobe. And NOT falling over.

Galloping. 
  • Coordinating clothes. Whoops. 
  • Getting to be very, very proud of my friend and being on the lap with her when she crossed into Ultra and her longest distance ever.
  • KNOWING that she’ll remember her pride when she did it and forget the sore feet and be ready to enter another one. Whatever she says right now. 

Stuffing all available pockets with cocktail sausages. Good plan. 

Challenges:
Finding the balance between wearing ALL the clothes and being able to move forwards
  • Not eating all her food.
  • Timing it right so someone else was there when she needed Foot Help.
  • Not eating all her food.
  • Timing it right so someone else was there when she needed Foot Help.
  • Not eating all her food.
  • Timing it right so someone else was there when she needed Foot Help.
  • Stopping self saying “I’m SO proud of you.” ALL THE TIME. 









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