Friday, 28 October 2011

Two more sleeps

I went and picked up my registration pack for the QM yesterday. The official 2011 shirt is bright lime green. Totally in-you-face green. I won't be wearing it for the race. My official number is 20850. After seeing how many people have signed up for this race, I'm thinking I'll be finishing somewhere closer to 2,000th. Even that may be a little too optimistic...

The point of this race for me is not to win (obviously) but to participate, and set myself a challenge. Call me crazy, but I'm seriously considering signing up for the half marathon next year. Lets not jump the gun though - I should get this one out of the way first!

Unfortunately I'm battling a head cold at the moment, which turned up yesterday and has been getting steadily worse. It has appalling timing I must say - I do not fancy running when feeling like absolute shite. So I'm getting lots of Vitamin C in the form of fruit juice, resting (ie: sitting on the couch and knitting) and getting to bed relatively early in the hopes that I can kick it in time for the race. Fingers crossed!!!

I finished the first panel for the Aran Afghan yesterday - it took me over a month, which does not bode well for getting the entire thing finished by Christmas, so I'll have to pick up the pace a little bit. At the moment though, I'm knitting a pair of handspun socks (my first handspun socks!!) - they'll be relatively plain so shouldn't take too long to knit. I was intending to get them done by the end of the month, but with only a few days of October left, I'm not sure I'll make that deadline. We shall see...

Well, I'm off to 'rest' some more - wish me luck for Sunday!!

1 comment:

  1. 10km will be a breeze! You sound like you've been training hard. Get well soon, and best of luck with the race.