Crushed dreams – deferral IM UK

This wasn’t an easy decision to make, and I was the only one who had to make it.

Due to not being able to give my 100% at trainings, because of my really painful heel ( read about it more here Plantar Fasciitis )  I had to defer from this years Ironman UK event 🙁

Since January I’ve run twice, the furthest I’ve attempted to run was 13.1miles but that was with loads of struggle. After 6miles I was walking, just walked to get to the finish.

I’m someone who always give 110%, no matter what I do. Personal life. running or at work.  If I can’t give my best I feel bad about it.

Probalby I could have started the race in Bolton, and get around in 16:59:59. But that’s not the point. That’s not my aim. I can’t start an Ironman race if I only can swim and bike, but cant run. If I’d completed the race I would have wanted to go back next year to give my 110%.

So a few days ago I’ve filled out the deferring request on the IM UK website, and got my confirmation a few days later. Luckily when I signed up before the 29th of October 2017, so I was able to defer my entry to 2018. Otherwise I would have lost the £400 entry fee, and that’s a lot of money to lose.

I keep continue my swimming and cycling in the mean time and hopefully in a few months time I can slowly start some kind of running.

Till then off to see my physio a few times a week and hoping for a quick recovery.

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1 Comments on “Crushed dreams – deferral IM UK”

  1. Pingback: Ironman Bolton ’19 – Back from deferment – Gabi Runs

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