We did it! My beautiful friend Kathy and I completed our first run! 5 km completed in a fairly decent time, without stopping the run and without coming last! Ok, so it was nothing compared to the Ethiopian lady who completed it in some 16 minutes or so but we did it! *insert happy success dance here*
Both on a high after the event, we drove home and got ready to have breakfast at More Cafe – one of my most favourite places to dine. Kathy was off to the art bus that afternoon and I decided to hang out with my beautiful daughter at the mall for a bit. Then the endorphines wore off…it turns out that getting nervous, running 5k while you really need to pee and getting a running ‘high’ is actually pretty tiring!
So I spent the afternoon at home, watching Christmas movies (my most favourite past time during these winter months!) and in the evening, I ordered a Naked Pizza. I ate about 2 small slices and felt full. Very full. It was very delicious but oh boy, did I pay for it the next day! I felt like I had a hangover and during my yoga class I felt bloody awful. And the next day. And today. Well, a bit. I’m not sleeping too well these days because my husbands shift pattern has changed and we are both sleeping at the same time now. After 2 years of sleeping alone, its kind of difficult to get back into it!
But I digress…more running! I am raring to go for a run this afternoon with my partner in crime. Yee haw! After this week, we start Suzi’s interval 5 10 k training programme (www.kissmyblackass.org). I am very excited (and a little scared, I have to admit!) about this new phase. Kathy and I are doing another run also, on the 23rd of November – the Nike Night run…I think it is the same path as the last one but at night. It should be good! I think trying to get in more runs like this before our marathon section in January is a good thing.
Yesterday my husband bought me some clothes. For the first time. Ever. He bought be a pair of size 16 (UK) trousers from Zara and a shirt. Very nice. The trousers are tight squeeze but I can shut them! Which amazes me! So I imagine after a few more pounds they will fit perfectly. Its such an incentive for me!
So, onwards and upwards as of now…my times aren’t particularly fast nor is my running particularly good. But its good for me. And I am getting better, There is no stopping me now. And I don’t want to stop!
Until next time x