Fatigue & Failure

This week has been a rough week for my brain and I.

Fatigue has hit me like a ton of bricks and I’ve spent most of my evenings and pretty much all of my weekend napping the time by to try and give my brain the rest it needs.

When I woke up this morning, I was feeling better, so I decided to continue my usual Sunday morning routine of eating a huge bowl of porridge before hitting the streets of Oxford for a run!

It turns out, that I wasn’t feeling better at all, and I could tell a couple of hundred metres in to the seven and a half kilometres I’d got scheduled that I was in for a rough ride! I had every intention of sticking it out to the end, but running when you’re fighting your brain is difficult. I couldn’t concentrate, which meant that my breathing was wrong and I couldn’t find an even pace. Pretty soon after I’d hit the one kilometre mark, I was having to concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other.

Four kilometres in, I had to call it a day. I was tripping my way round the route more than I was running and I need to make sure I’m in one piece to continue my training!

So, not a good week training wise, but I’m not going to let one failure stop me. I’ll get some rest and go back to training stronger than I was before.

Thankfully, this week hasn’t been all bad. Preparations for my event, Brain Buster, are well underway and I was so excited to finalise my auction listing yesterday! I’m going to be revealing some of the auction lots over the next few days and the full listing will be revealed next weekend! If you want to be in with a chance of buying some of the incredible lots on offer then make sure you sign up to get an email when bidding goes live!

It’s not too late to sponsor me either! After a rough week in training, I could really do with a few of my lovely readers clicking the donate button to spur me on!

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