Six weeks to go – Berlin marathon

And so ends what was a reasonably good week.

The running was so much better than it has been. Let’s hope it just keeps improving with Berlin just around the corner.

I spied some starfish in the bay on my long run today. I took a little time out to take a pic and enjoy the view of clear water and gentle waves. When you spend so much of your time during the week in the hustle and bustle of city life, I think it’s good to take a time out and enjoy some nature.

Dinner tonight was super yum! Homemade taco bowl for the win!!

Panic stations

47 days until Berlin.

I recognise it’s too late to undo the damage already done but I live in hope that it won’t be the sufferfest that was New York.

The plan is to check in each day, in the hope it keeps me accountable.

img_3300.jpgIncluding status pics of one day fitting into my running gear properly again! Cat is optional extra.

Today was a 45 minute run. Went meh. But it happened and that makes me happy.

Stats: 13 Mar – 19 Mar

Not quite the week I had planned. But, it’s still the come back, so let’s not get too crazy here.

imageThere was running and that’s a good thing. And the running was more than before and that’s a good thing. And nothing hurt and that’s a really good thing.

What was it I said last week?

Progress, not perfection.

Stats: 6 Mar – 12 Mar

There was running!

Overall, not much else to report for the week. But it’s progress, not perfection we’re looking for here. 


I took the walk/run approach with more walking than running, as you can see. Then, one nice solid kilometer and back to walk/run with a traffic light pause to wrap things up.

Was it a slow 5km? Sure. Did my dodgy hamstring and screwed up foot pull up ok. Yes! And that’s a win. 

Three things Thursday [1]

Thing one

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Sleepy babies

Crazy cat lady that I am, I just melt when the little ones snuggle with each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thing two

I had a Dexa scan done – it’s so cool! I love being able to see what’s going on inside me. Not posting the fat/muscle/etc pic (internet don’t need to see that!) but check out the skeleton! Good to see some healthy bones there.

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Dem bones

Thing three

Remember that time I ran (ahem, shuffled) the New York City Marathon? It seems a life time ago. But I’ve got to keep it fresh because I need Berlin to be better.

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New York, New York

Getting to the starting line

Berlin Marathon 2017 – entered.

Now I need to get to the starting line. As in, getting this body race ready so we don’t have a repeat of NYC. What went wrong in NYC?

  • Sick – I can’t control that entirely but I can certainly get more vitamins and minerals in me, rest and keep my stress levels down to give myself a better chance.
  • Fat – I went into NYC carrying way more weight than was reasonable.
  • Injured – Stretching, cross training, long runs. All things I didn’t do enough of.
  • Under trained – See above. I didn’t prioritise my training and definitely didn’t do the right training (hills!)

So, that takes us to Berlin. What’s the plan?

  • Eat better – fruit and vegetables are my friend
  • Stick to the training plan – Not sure what plan that is at the moment but I’ll start with lacing up the shoes again next week
  • Other things – do other things than run

Here’s to the plan!

#beatberlin42

Summer in the city

Hello neglected blog.

It’s been hot hot hot! Which has not left me feeling ready to run. My dodgy knee has been feeling improved but it’s taken until today to take it out for a test.

Because it’s summer and I’ve been sweating like nothing I can remember, it was shorts and singlet today. Not my current normal running outfit, for fear of blinding passers by with my oh so white legs but desperate times call for desperate measures.

The shorts were new from Lululemon and they certainly did the trick! Right length (not too short but not too long), didn’t ride up and POCKETS! You just can’t beat pockets.

And the best part of the run?

Was it the views?

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WELCOME
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Sunrise skies

They’re pretty good, but no.

 

It was the knee – no pain! It was so good to run and not even notice my knee!

Fingers crossed it’s the first of many more!

Anyone else think sunrise runs are the best?