Running, yoga, boot camp. Eat. Sleep.
Seems I have been so busy running, there’s hasn’t been time to blog! Now only 3.5 weeks to go…
Much of my time and energy has gone into training for the upcoming half marathon. Overall I feel pretty ready – ready as I’ll ever be – and have enjoyed the journey. It used to be a somewhat of an effort to get up early once a week to train, whereas now on the days that I don’t have to get up early, it’s a bonus. Though seeing the sunrise over the ocean has a magical charm to it.
Already I’m looking beyond the horizon thinking ‘what happens afterwards?’. How much will I continue to run (not as much I suspect!), will I do other activities, will I train for another event? I’ve enjoyed the camaraderie with my running buddies and meeting other new people along the way.
It’s the month of July and most years I partake in a social awareness campaign called ‘Dry in July’ – as in No Alcohol for the whole month. This year in particular I find it ideal timing to fit in with my training, and feel all the better for it. I have had a couple lapses for special occasions (never said it was iron clad!), but otherwise the wine will have to wait.
The plan is to extend ‘July’ for a few more weeks into August, then enjoy a big celebration post event. These days, my beverage of choice is not cabernet sauvignon, but electrolyte replacement drink! (Not to worry, I suspect the situation is temporary and will revert to normal in due course.)
Stats (over the last 6 weeks or so):
Average km per week: 36
Longest run: 15.3km
Fastest time for 5km: 25:30
Average weekly steps: 120,000
Average daily flights of stairs: 22
And the best part – calories burned per day: 2400
Injuries: 0 (very pleased about this one)
More promotion of the Sunshine Coast Marathon is evident all around, starting with social media and continuing with radio an tv crews coming along to check out the morning run sessions.