Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Marathon training fail

You know that 35km run I was planning to do on Sunday?  Didn't do it.  In fact, I haven't run at all since last Tuesday.  Oops...  I'm trying to decide whether I should head out for a 35km run tomorrow (now that my assignments are done) or just skip that longest of long training runs since we are now supposed to be officially in taper mode.  Thoughts?  Suggestions?  That marathon (which is now only two and a half weeks away!!!) is looming ever closer, and I'm sitting on my butt when I should be out logging miles to train for the inevitable pain-fest that is an eight-hour slog over hilly, rough terrain.  My excuse, aside from having a house full of people all weekend, is that I had two assignments that needed to be written.  Well, they're done now.  I had more than enough time to write them, I didn't stress out about it and freak about how much I had left to write, and didn't get all neurotic like I usually do.  Far less caffeine was consumed this time around and the kids didn't have to deal with 'crazy mum', so there's something positive I guess.

And I have to say, my weekend was awesome.  I got to hang with my BFF (and a few extra people), and Totem was amazeballs.  I expected nothing less from the wonder that is Cirque du Soleil.  I don't care how much a ticket costs to those shows, they are always, always worth it.  Human beings are amazing creatures, and the sheer talent and skill that oozes from every pore of the cast (and crew!) is absolutely astounding.  Every minute of Totem was jaw-dropping in its intensity and I absolutely loved it.  I am staggered by how incredibly well organised it is - the whole process runs like a well-oiled machine.  They are seriously good at what they do.  Photography isn't allowed, and I was a bit useless at getting pics of anything at all over the weekend, but Deane snapped a shot of me and my BFF at dinner:

A little bit blurry, a little bit dark... eh, what can you do?  The weather over the weekend was poop, and we were in a badly-lit restaurant (okay okay, ambient lighting, blah blah...).  But look at my bestie, isn't she gorgeous?  Love her to bits!

I ate waaaaaaaaaaay too much junk over the weekend and suffered the consequences.  Sugar hangover is totally a thing, right?  It serves, once again, as a reminder of why I changed to a much healthier diet.  I have no idea how I survived my 20s...

This week has been much better food-wise (still eating too much, but at least it's all healthy ;P), and I have at least one good long run planned for the weekend.  I'll see how the rest of the week pans out, as to whether or not I manage to kick my own butt into running that 35km, or if I end up just doing all the much-neglected housework.  Whhhyyyyyyyy does there always have to be housework to do? *whinge, moan*  School holidays start at the end of this week, so I guess if I'm looking to head out for that 35km run I'd better do it quick, before its too late.  Yes?  Ugh, I don't know...

In any case, I hope you're having a good week.  The weather over the last couple of days has been much more enjoyable here (there's actually sun, and not much rain, hurrah!).  I should probably get out and enjoy it.  So should you ;)

1 comment:

  1. This blog title had me worried you were injured or something! Thank goodness not, especially so close to the day!
    I have no idea whether to run or skip the 35k-er. I've heard some people prefer a 2 week and some prefer a 3 week taper, so I suppose with 2.5 weeks to go you have options! I'd listen to your body and if you're tired start your taper, if you're feeling spritely you are obviously recovering well and maybe have time to squeeze a last long run in tomorrow!
    Sure is nice to see the sun!