I’m a fun runner and miss obstacles. Controversial? Maybe…

I train hard for my races, going to the gym and I’ve even joined a running club. The main reason I may miss obstacles is fear. Fear of heights and fear of watching people watching me fail.

Surely I should be overcoming my fears the more races I take part in? Sometimes, yes… I can climb that giant ‘A Frame’ or shoot down that slide but sometimes I freeze. Some races I walk around an obstacle knowing I’m not confident to try it. I KNOW I will be back to conquer that obstacle.

Do I deserve to wear my medal with pride? I always ask myself have I given my all? Have I done my best?

Of course I have. I walk away happy with my result and I know I can wear my medal with pride.