The last few training days before Jabulani I started with a niggle in my left calf. It felt like the kind of niggle that will go away once warmed up but as it turns out, I was wrong.
I started the race with the best intentions but after the first 5km I knew things weren't going to play out well. The niggle was slowly getting painful and a bit pinchy so I decided I would DNF at the 11km aid station. By 9km the pinch got to the point I couldn't run so I hobbled in the last couple kilometres to the aid station.
Sitting at the aid station I felt pretty depressed. Things were going so well but hey, nothing I could do now so just try get to the finish to cheer my friends over the line.
Thankfully I made it to the finish just in time to see a couple of my friends finish in great times. Also got to catch up with a couple other awesome running friends, which was great.
Off to the physio to find out what's going on.