I have been chasing my tail abit this week and consequently have done no running. I really hate that! Not only do I feel pressure that I am running out of time to get back up to 10km for MM but the guilt of actually not exercising exhausts me.
I noticed on MM website that the 10km starts at 7.30am and the 5km starts a lot later, I think about 10.30am from memory. I am wishing the 10km would start a bit later as I wanted to hang around and watch the half marathoners and marathoners finish but the start time means I will be hanging around for ages. The way my running is going at the moment though I know I will definitely be able to do the 5km so it may just come down to that!
At this stage the week ahead does not look as chaotic as last week so hopefully I should be able to fit my three runs in. I have been looking at a few training schedules as I have been really bored with just running at conversation pace. I would dearly love to do a speed session once a week but am nervous with all my niggles and the fact that I am trying to build up km’s, it might not be wise to introduce them just yet. Having said that I think I am going to give it a little go and see how I pull up 😉
It would be impossible to write of all events of past few months so here are my tweets 😀
Major family crisis in April (very distressing)
Moved house in May
Ongoing health issues with 11 year old
No running or any form of exercise in that time
Eating has turned to pure crap!
Returned to work
Home front situation slowly settling
Fast forward to late June/early July: I started John Binghams run/walk half marathon regime with the definite goal of doing the 10km at Melbourne Marathon and with the sneaky in my mind goal of maybe doing the half. I also started clinical pilates again at the sports clinic when I could get there for my ongoing annoying sciatica and imbalances which need to be sorted. Was going really well and quietly getting real excited about the half but my knee started to twinge on the longer distances and so now I feel as though I am back to square one 😦 I know I have to perservere with stretching, core strengthening stuff and quad work but I am annoyed. I have carried all this since I started running and have never ran without issues going on. The funny thing is all my niggles are now affecting me when I am at work on the wards walking. Last night towards end of shift, my sciatica and pf was killing me!! Unfortunately my othotics don’t fit in my work shoes so I may have to look into that.
So goals now are just to run sensibly, even if it is a meazly 30minutes, try for the life of me to get to Pilates, this always seems to go on the back burner when life gets in the way, keep stretching, self massage with foam roller and spiky ball, use the wobble board that I bought and find some really good vmo strengthening exercises. I can do this, I know I can! If I want to build up my running distances again I have no choice, it all has to be done 🙄