I love Hamburg and this race. Who wouldn’t love to race in front of a crowd of 250 000 fanatical German fans whilst doing it in lycra?!
And podium beer showers!!
For me Hamburg was a massive disappointment and frustration, although I did get to spend longer out on course than anticipated as I hobbled my way around from a kilometre in getting that sympathy clap!!
In life the way to the top in our heads is this smooth sailing path though quite often this isn’t the case and we have setbacks and roadblocks along the way that make this journey that bit harder. Hamburg was one of these moments and it has left me feeling super frustrated and complaining why me? I was rattled and phoned home venting my frustration and knew Mum would still be up and willing to listen.
I was bummed for quite a few hours.
The race got off to a perfect start. I swam where I needed to be, rode where I needed to be and started the run a little bit behind the 8 ball though quickly worked my way up to be back in the game.
I felt good, the spark had returned in the legs and I was hungry for success.
Cadence, forward lean process driven always at the forefront, then next minute I felt the calf go and the day was done 1km in.
Where to next?
Fingers crossed I’ll be back in time for Rotterdam Grand Final, which means I’m on the sidelines for a little while getting the necessary rehab done along with a slow consistent build back to running ensuring I can deliver my best in Rotterdam. I’m lucky I can still swim, ride and Gym, which means the festival body will still be going well and truly getting sculptured for the festival season down under!!
It’s been a very testing year for me especially with how consistent the last few years have been! This is just a small setback to the overall bigger picture.
Thanks for all the messages post checking in to see if I was ok!