Running a half-marathon

by | Jul 7, 2021

Today, Sunday 27 June 2021, I ran a half-marathon.

In a different context, Caesar said: “Veni Vedi Vici” (translating “I came, I saw, I conquered”). From my experience of running this half-marathon, my personal experience was more like:

I ran. I stressed myself out. I laughed. I cried. I almost gave up…

I ran 21k.  I forgot that a half-marathon is 21.1k. I cried. I laughed. I did one of my fastest runs. Not what I aimed for. But I won. And I received a Minion badge.

The Minions badge I earned.

My experience of the 2021 half-marathon

I had a plan. I thought I had a plan.

Things quickly turned out not to go according to plan.

  1. I ran in automatic mode for 4 kilometers.
  2. I ran in fight or flight mode for 12 kilometers.
  3. I ran in a depressive burnt-out survival mode for 3 kilometers.
  4. I ran in sprint mode for the last 2 kilometers.
I did run 20k. Not exactly a half-marathon though!

My objective was to run the half-marathon under 1H30min. I did not make this happen this time. In reflecting upon this experience, I realise that this goal was too far stretched.

Most importantly, I realise after years of running that I have been missing something to perform at the level I expect.

To find it out, that is why:

  • I need a coach
  • And I need to coach

Your Key Food for Thoughts (KFT)

  • Get ready for your plan to fail, but see it as a learning step
  • If it does not happen now, that may mean that you need to develop skills, knowledge and practice
  • Get back to the last boulder you jumped on, define a new plan, train and try again. Read this quote
  • Get guidance from a coach and teach others do the same. Get in touch with me.
Maxime Fulpin

Maxime Fulpin

Life & Business Coach

I am helping people transform themselves. I take a holistic approach to an issue and support my coachees to find their very own solutions.
I have coached myself for the last 3 years. Through physical injuries, anxiety, depression, sadness, frustration. I also have had some great personal accomplishments: immigrating to Australia, materializing my ideas through entrepreneurship projects, and running a marathon in under 4 hours… What a journey that brings me here today to help you do the same. I would love to have the opportunity to tell you my story and know yours!