I’ve been chilling at the hotel with my brother for the majority of today. We pretty much just left the building to go to the expo to register for the race and pick up our race numbers and grab other free stuff (way too much orange Adidas stuff for my liking, but they’re the bloody sponsor and beggars can’t be choosers etc, etc). It’s actually really cold out here and when...
In two thirds of a year I have managed to accumulate enough running and training wear to make a full load of washing. This is quite a substantial amount of Lycra and DriFit. And this now means that I don’t have to remove bits of my running uniform from the washing machine before putting the conditioner in for the rest of my laundry. Does this make me a real ‘runner’ now?
Packing for Berlin.
Round 2 of packing is about to commence. I am incapable of packing lightly. I just don’t have the capacity to do this yet, although I am making it one of my life ambitions just because it’s a very necessary skill when you’re not rich enough to have someone carry your bags for you. Last night at mine, I threw a whole heap of stuff in a suitcase and drove back to my mum’s....
The Final Countdown... BERLIN HALF MARATHON!
Ah guys, I’m sorry, I’ve been AWOL. I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been working long hours, eating great food and not getting enough sleep. Living a kind of lavish lifestyle on my non-lavish budget. I’ve been scoffing even more burgers than usual, occasionally (quite often, in fact) tucking into some Japanese food with friends, eating my weight in steak and...
In which we view 'Perspective' (20th March 2012)
20th March 2012: If running has taught me anything, it is the value of perspective. I mean, I thought I had a pretty good grasp of this, but this ongoing development has solidified and enhanced my existing notions, undoubtedly for the better. I have a habit of saying “PERSPECTIVE” in a joking tone when I realise how silly something is, but it’s not always a joke and sometimes you...
So, as I lie here on the carpet still sweating and breathing like a rhino, after 1.82miles of whiney running, my only thoughts are of the FML variety. I have under 3 weeks (THREE WEEKS?!!?!??!!!!) until I have to run the Berlin half marathon. I could only manage a mile before I had to walk because I could feel the Nutella I just ate before I set out creeping back up my throat. Note to self:...
Why does running have to be so time-consuming? Whats up with that? It makes me wish that I had the capacity to be a sprinter because those short dashes just look like they’d be way more fun than pounding pavement for 3 hours. Realistically, I’d have to train a whole lot harder and differently in order to be able to competently sprint, so I’m actually better off running this half...
Finally running with Dem dat Run.
Aside from the blah attitude to training as a whole, I’ve found one positive light in the last two weeks which has been Run Dem Crew. My motivation took a major slump, but my stamina can now at least take a mile and a bit, so I thought I should take up Charlie’s invitation from Summer last year lest it go stale and crumble into regret. Nervous doesn’t even begin to describe how...
I think I need to learn how to swear in German because at the rate I’m going, I’m going to be touring Berlin city wheezing expletives and sobbing as I stumble around the half marathon race course. I currently feel as though 13 miles isn’t very long, but that’s only because last Friday evening I hit out a good four-miler on my own and without much walking. Ratings to me....
If you want to run, then run a mile. If you want to experience another life, run...– Emil Zatopek (via simon-freeman)
christianam: Belief xxx My girl, Christiana, with an update of her Half-Mara training. She is the definition of FABULOUS.
Happy Pancake Day!
Can I give up running for Lent?
I'll Never Forget You.
Where did we leave off? My last post-run running-post was Wednesday? Seems ages ago. Sorry for the neglect, been a little busy, you know? Just to fill you in, I was planning a Totally OSSUM Training Week. I had taken the week off from work and I was going to flat-hunt, view properties and run and train and be healthy and happy. Mission: FAILED. I didn’t go to Bootcamp this week...