Oops, that’s Mr The Rake’s favourite song.
No, don’t sing it.
Friday is follow Friday on twitter, so in the spirit if a caring sharing Friday, I want to say that I adore Cait Chock today. She has been incredibly supportive of my running, is the brains behind Arty Runner Chick, a fabulous site on my must read list, and supplied me with the world’s best shirt.
I got my official race results from the Canberra 10km during the week, and I’m really pleased with them!
Even better, Poppet ran hers in 52 mins. With NO training. She was born to run. Poppet, if you’re reading this, I think you’re incredible.
Right, back to me, me, me, me, me…
Dad’s going to love this – stats!
What I’m really excited about is my age group/gender time. 46/421 – I have more speed in me yet – I never intended to be a competitive racer, and it’s a tough age group.
Point is, I’m feeling happy about it today – rather than all mopey and perfectionist.
Share your brag! That’s the rule – one for one. What awesome thing did you do this week?
Thanks to Phaedra at Blisters and Black Toenails for this one! I’d love to hear your answers, so steal them from the bottom, k?
1. Best run ever?
The Sydney Harbour 10km – I had no idea I could run so easily. I had shin splints, and I was scared, and it was my first 10km race. I loved every second of it, and I got a big PR.
2. Three words that describe your running?
Serious, steady, impatient (I realise these are somewhat contradictory. Deal with it).
3. Your go-to running outfit?
Cropped leggings, a sports crop, and a mesh tank.
4. Quirky habit while running?
I get louder when I pass people – if I grunt, maybe they’ll feel bad for not working as hard as me (wow, that sounds terrible. Go read Cait’s runner snob article).
5. Morning, midday, evening?
Midday, but it’s been winter. I’m slowly becoming a morning runner.
6. I won’t run outside when it’s
Night-time. I run in any weather but not when I can’t see what’s around me.
7. Worst injury—and how you got over it.
Shin splints – I was new to running and didn’t know that they could get so bad. I had to stop running, and it was a huge learning curve.
8. I felt most like a badass mother runner when
9. Next race is
10. Potential running goal for 2013?
I want to work on my 10km – I actually like running now (probably should have sorted that one out before the whole ‘run 42km’ thing) and I’d love to get faster.
Best run ever?
Three words that describe your running?
Your go-to running outfit?
Quirky habit while running?
Morning, midday, evening?
I won’t run outside when it’s ____________
Worst injury—and how you got over it.
I felt most like a badass mother runner when _________
Next race is __________
Potential running goal for 2013?