It is better to try and fail than not to try at all.
Well another Gold Coast Marathon has come and gone. My 6th attempt to master the 42km distance and my 20th year of racing.
While I wish I could report that it was a success, all I can say is that it was a battle just to finish. My expectations were based on months of solid hard training. I am proud of the way I prepared, I trained hard and genuinely thought I was ready. The race was hard from the start but as usual it was the last 10km that was the hardest.
My greatest disappointment is how negative I became. I kept telling myself that I didn’t care about what time I did, and I wouldn’t even go online to check it at the end of the race. But I did check it, and I did care, and I was upset by my performance.
My greatest strength is being able to move forward. I have another race next weekend and more after that. I will continue to try and do my best and take heart in the fact that whilst not all results may have gone the way I would have liked, I have been healthy and stayed out of hospital for 7 years. Which for me is a record.
I know that I will continue to try to be the best at everything I do. I will fail 99 percent of the time, and I am learning to accept that. I am looking forward to my next race though, because I would rather try and fail than not try at all.
Jason McGregor – PBF Presenter
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