With another calf tear recovery I knew I had to take it extremely easy, I was being hard on myself (again I knew I wasn’t good enough) and also knew I had my calf as an excuse. OCR worlds was fast approaching and knew I wasn’t in the best possible shape not where I wanted to be, but I was determined to enjoy being part of one of the most incredible events.
It was a full weekend of races, and I was still contemplating racing the main day or not especially as it would be up and down a mountain!! I thought I would test out the waters with the 3km race to see how my calfs felt, but I knew that my own stubbornness wouldn’t keep me from doing the main race. It would have been serious FOMO!, at the end of the day if I tore my calf again, at least it would be doing something worth while.
As it happened it was all good, I had no major issues with my calf or any other part of my body, excluding my head which I managed to smash carrying the sandbag up and over some steps. I wasn’t fast or strong but I still got through it with the help of the most awesome team.
I had a new lease of life, and knew now I could start pushing myself harder especially with Spartan Trifecta weekend coming up.