Linking in with bbeingcool for Fitness Friday for the last time to bang on about the race tomorrow !!! (I have to say that I felt very special when she asked if I would comment on blogs for Fitness Friday in her absence - thank you B !! I hope you have an amazing time in Sydney at blogopolis - so jealous and wish I was going but then I would miss out on my run tomorrow and that would be sad !!!!)
Well due to the stupid back injury that I picked up (excuse the pun - totally unintended) moving furniture at work on Thursday, my training this week has been soooooooooooo much less than I wanted it to be, not helped in the least by the cr*ppy weather we have been having here. This is the Gold Coast people - it is supposed to be sunny and warm and all things wonderful - not cold, raining, windy and bloody miserable !
Anyway, my only run this week was 5.14kms on Sunday in 32:44 and two PT sessions for 30 mins a time. A far cry from the 25-30kms plus the PT sessions I had planned !!! But, what can you do - no point in going for a training run that aggravates an injury to the point where I can't take part in the race.
On Wednesday I was working up at Inala the whole day (was supposed to only be for 3-4 hrs in the morning but dragged on and on until nearly 4pm) - just before we left there, I got a phone call from one of the guys on the Logan Motorway to say that there had been an accident so we landed up going the back roads which probably took longer than if we had sat in the traffic !!! It was just before 5.45 before I got home. In my head I HAD to run - having only done that one run on Sunday I really felt like I had to get out there. I called A as I was leaving Yatala to tell him I was on my way home and said I was going to run. He was "I don't think so - it is pouring and blowing gales" - "Well I do think so - I HAVE TO, LOVE" - "OK, whatever you want" ! A few kms later I called my Dad - the font of all running knowledge having done all the races he has in his life time - his comment "Don't be silly - you have done enough for the race on Saturday and really, whatever you do this week isn't going to make a difference anyway. In this weather, I would say stay home and keep warm." So, being the good daughter that I am, I listened to him and stayed at home and stayed warm (nothing to do with it suiting me to listen to him THAT time !!!)
After training tonight A took me down to the Convention Centre to pick up my number. If the whole race is run as efficiently as the number collection was, it is going to be a slick race !!!! This is my number so if anyone sees me and waves, I apologise in advance if I don't wave back - when I run, my head is down and I don't look up much at all !!
I am quite nervous already and just wish it was all over BUT I know that it will come and before I know it, it will be over and done with and I will wonder what I was nervous about !!!! I have booked dinner at Charlie's tonight - a GREAT Italian restaurant just down the road from us so I can carbo load - I believe this is what I am supposed to do anyway !!!!
I am thinking about what my next race is going to be - can't be running with no aim now can I ???? Maybe the Bridge to Brisbane although that is the weekend after we get back from 2 weeks holiday in NZ where I don't imagine I will be doing much in the way of training given the following temps over there today :
What I can imagine is that maybe we need to go and buy another pair of thermals each - one pair is not going to be enough for two weeks !!!!!
We (A, K and I) have entered The Stampede on 8th September at Woodford so that will be exciting. We have entered the 5km race just so that we can see how we manage.
If anyone is looking for some assistance with their blog or web page, I can recommend Liz from Mumstrosity. She has been a huge help to me with my blog and my web site. When it comes to techno stuff - I am totally useless. In fact, most times you could be talking English yet it sounds like a foreign language to me so I admire those people who know what they are doing especially when they deal with me because I make it really difficult for them by not having a clue what they are talking about !!! Thank you so much for your help Liz - I really appreciate it !
Have the best Friday possible - take care and catch you next time !
TFTD : Sometimes we don't forgive people because they deserve it. We forgive them because they need it, because we need it, and because we cannot move forward without it.