11.04.06

I havent updated my blog in ages and its because I write down my times and stuff in my diary so I was just double handling. Not only that – after my run in the morning I was so tired at night I wasnt doing anything except lounging around feeling sorry for myself! So now I am getting fitter and feeling more alive of a night I will update more often! This week marks my 9th week of running!

Ok so saturday saw the first race in the West Met Road and Cross Country Winter season. I rocked up to Habberfield, and lo and behold – the NSW Racewalkers Club was at the same park!! I spent many a winter competing in that competition before I stopped walking!!!

So I sign up and the race is a 3km. Sweet.
The starter says “GO!” and everyone sprints!
In the back of my mind I have DH saying “if you come last I am waiting for you in the car” so I run hard to keep up so I dont come last!
The first km I went through in 4.45 – WHAT THE?!?! WAAAAY to fast for me and my chest is starting to burn but I keep going.
Coming back to the start to finish the 2km – Steve and the kids are there clapping and cheering! Then Luke decided he wants me and starts running after me calling “mum mum mum”. When I keep on running he gets heartbroken and just stands there crying!
So I go through the 2nd km in about 5.05.
By this time I was ready to walk!! But I keep going!
The last km I come home in about 5.20 and Steve and the kids were clapping and cheering for me! They were so supportive! They made me smile when I thought I was going to collapse!! LOL!
So I finish the 3km in about 15.15. Not bad considering I run at 6min kms in training!
My calves cramped up so bad from the grass running!
Looking forward to next week! I will run smarter and not go out so hard at the start!

So I didnt do my long run on sunday because I started coming down with a cold – which thankfully has gone thanks to being sent to bed by Steve for rest!

Went for a 5k run today along the track out the back. Finished in 29.29min. Felt good – but harder than running on the road!

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