I’ve made plenty of running mistakes, and I figure I’m not the only one who’s learnt the hard way. Here’s a short-cut for the very new to running – and I’d love to hear whether the more experienced can relate.
Tonight, Mr The Rake and I had dinner with another couple.
Kate, do you watch Gossip Girl?
Mr The Rake:
Oh, you watched the first half of season one.
Congratulations, that’s 5 1/2 seasons less shit than my girlfriend. Wanna swap?
Play along time! For those who haven’t participated in Mental Monday, it’s a chance to take a negative thought, and replace it with a positive one – related or unrelated. I sometimes find it hard to get going on a Monday, and so it’s my way to start the week off right!
You can join in by commenting or sharing the link on your own page.
Negative thought: I have to cram everything into a stupidly short week – 3 jobs is way too many jobs!
Speaking of moments … get excited. In fact, I got so excited I made Superwoman stop mid-phone call. Because…
I made it through an entire tempo run!
30 mins at 12km/hr. This sounds so pathetic, but mentally, the tempo run has really screwed with me. I have never done a full one without stopping, and adding tempo runs to the routine is pretty new for me.
I also just spoke to my Mum and told her the story of my friend Miss Point, who has always been up for all things ridiculous. Miss Point is one of my best friends, and life is always electric around her.
Mr The Rake’s Drawing sums this up – strap yourselves in!
This time, Miss Point was sitting in a study group. It was silent, and everyone was working hard. She popped up her head and said
In about an hour, my phone will start ringing.
2 hours later, Miss Point had received 40 missed calls. I nearly threw that phone out of the window. She refused to turn it off, because she didn’t want the Indian telemarketing company calling her to know she was ignoring them – mostly because then they would tell their boss, Miss Point’s big boss, who was Dutch.
Apparently, Miss Point had signed up to a job that involved her sitting at a sports arena commentating volleyball games. Her job was to take the phone call at the start of the match, and they would record her as she called ‘serve’, ‘point’, ‘serve’, ‘point’ throughout the match.
Somehow, Miss Point has become involved in an illegal sports-betting scheme run through India from the Netherlands.
How does that even happen?
Back on the running front, I am going to do my first tempo run tomorrow! This calls for pancakes, which I already taste-tested for lunch.
Hit the icon to subscribe to Run with Kate – have new posts delivered via email, or add my blog to your reader.
I am Kate, a 24 year old Aussie living in Sydney. During the week, I run a business and spend time with my other half – Mr The Rake. In every spare second in between, I run.
I started Run With Kate to track my progress as I worked toward running the Melbourne Marathon.
I ran it. And I kept running. Running has helped me to overcome anxiety and disordered eating. It’s given me new friends, new goals, and a totally new outlook on life. Join me as I share my running adventures (and stupid stories) and share your adventures in return.
The Goal Getter Challenge : At the start of each month, choose a goal to aim for. On the last day of the month, post a photo with your progress to instagram or twitter using the #goalgetter2013 tag. See you there!