|The start of the 2013 Melbourne Marathon|
|Soon after the start of the 2013 Melbourne Marathon|
It was a humbling, demoralising and frustrating experience, but part of a runner's life. Not every race is a good one, and some are downright bad. I know my potential is not defined by such races. I'm capable of running a faster time right now, and I know I'm a few months short of being in peak condition, so faster times lie ahead. How fast, remains to be seen.