I am really proud of myself.
I had a drink break (no walk break) at the halfway mark . The split was positive only by less than a minute and I tried to power in at the end.
The main difference was in the way I felt. I did not feel fat or slow, like I usually do. I felt strong and powerful. This is a major shift. I am also learning to deal with discomfort, burning hammies and glutes, stitches, breathlessness, and ride them out. I have developed gears. The speed I ran was not the slowest I could jog! In fact, I was trying to slow down a bit at the beginning so as not to get too tired at the end.
I had intended to run with Penny and the group, but rocked up late to Kanteen. Brunton ave was closed and I got lost in the bowels of Richmond. In the end I ran the “out and back” trail that I know well, Kanteen to one of the bridges past Melbourne Girls College, where Shells and I ran.
Next long run, I will do an out and back, I will try 40 minutes each way. I am well on my way to being able to do R4TK.
Got into the wine and chocks last night (chardonnay and Cadbury fruit and nut respectively). I felt a bit guilty and wanted to pay penance but it was 2 glasses and about 65 g respectively – not really a major binge.
Off to a wedding tonight – It is that of an old school friend who I have not seen for a while (since my wedding, in fact). It is a Vietnamese wedding. No ceremony is involved tonight, just a reception. All the good bits, none of the boring bits :). I also get to wear the dress I had made in Vietnam, an olive green silk number.
Comments on my last post (keep em coming!!!) noted about trashy women’s magazines. I love Who, which I read religiously, and Runners world, which I have a subscription to. I also like Grazia, pure fashion and beauty escapism. I don’t buy Women’s health anymore, it is too much about diets. The first three letters of diet are d, i and e. There is also some fairly dubious “medical” information in there too. Similarly NW has become way too trashy, even for me. I leave it for the hairdressers salon.