Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hmmmmmm....... my little footsie is not very happy:((( Unfortunately all this running seems to be aggravating my foot! Hopefully a week rest ( just cycling and maybe swimming) might help. I joined a running forum and the advice from there is to do short runs more often to build up fitness base and that if I can do 14km - then the 21km on race day won't really be taxing. I think that's right. In the past I've trained for the run for kids ( 15) and haven't really gone past 12km. On the day it's always easier to do that bit more.
I really really really hope I can do this run!

Friday, August 26, 2011


Did you realise that , at 6.15am, it was actually quite light? At least there was more light than dark- yipppeeeee!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

on track- literally!

Ran 15kms today- so pretty well on track for October. This is the furthest I've run just about ever! I did 18km fun run a zillion years ago but I can hardly remember that!
Had babysitting duties after that- the girls were so good. I can hardly believe how good the 2 year old is. She never cries, never tantrums, is cute and endearing and a laugh a minute. The 2 older ones are very similar. However- I'm always glad to get back to my quieter life-lol.
The weather in Melb this weekend has been superb- and it looks as though the whole week will be much the same. Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and I can feel myself starting to unfurl like all the trees and flowers. lol- how poetic is that????? Must be feeling good!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One of those days!

Do you ever get one of those days when everything is an effort? Yesterday I dragged myself around. Went to gym and only did about half of workout, felt shaky and just not good! Fell asleep in the chair then went to bed only to wake 4 hours later and had trouble getting back to sleep! grrrrr.
Feel much better today! Maybe it was the way the moon sun and stars aligned!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

only 7.5 to go!

This is becoming a running blog! Going well with my training for the half marathon in October. Ran 12km straight and then 3km walk and run. Time wasn't brilliant but as I'm just trying to make the distance it's not really an issue ( well........ it sort of is...... don't want to be toooo slow!)
Turned on my ph app this time- it calculates how far, time etc. Not sure what happened but it seemed to have lost a few kms along the way and according to it my run speed varied quite considerable ( I think I just go slow or slower!!). but apart from that the ph was great! If people click on facebook that they like this- I get cheers or 'go go go'. That was fun!
My body felt fantastic while I was running- no pain, no discomfort no anything! I was tired towards the end and glad to stop- but I guess my fitness and running strength will gradually improve.

Saturday, August 06, 2011


A MUCH better run today - thank goodness. Did the 12km and pulled up just fine and dandy! It did seem like a long way - especially when I'm really just over half way to the distance I need to do! Yikes- and it wasn't easy!!! However I did have the energy left to sprint the last couple of hundred metres home. Hubby met me on the final lap and said 'race ya!'. Like a red rag to a bull I'm afraid- so I took off! I'd forgotten how much I love sprinting.
Next week it's 12km and 3 extra walk/run kms. I'm going to have to get up mega early to fit this all in.