The year that was 2018 started so well, everything was falling into place, then it happened.
Injury, disillusionment, despair
In May, Jonkershoek 38km was supposed to be a reference point, instead it became a turning point. I struggled so much, for no reason, there has been nothing that I can pinpoint, it was just a very bad day. An iron willed person would have recovered, unfortunately I did not have the will.
I gave up.
I let go.
Now I struggle.
The goal was to attempt the UTCT 100km for a second time, but I have downgraded to the 35km – which is still going to be an epic effort.
My goal now it to get fit and healthy again, uninjured, by the end of the year. The attitude I should have had after Jonkershoek.
Let the Journey start again.
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