Thursday, 22 May 2008

team turtle


sheldon


for those of you who know me (& even, probably, for those of you who don't!) it will come as no surprise to find out that i don't find running fun - i definitely feel good at what i'm achieving, but i'm not enjoying the act of running. in fact, i don't enjoy exercise in any form - i'm naturally fairly lethargic (which is just a nicer-sounding way of saying i'm lazy) & i absolutely loathe sweating. i might even go so far to compare running to hitting myself in the head with a hammer - because it feels so good when i stop!! maybe, someday, it'll be fun, but that day seems very far off.
one of the effects this has on my training is that i tend to run much faster than i should; i think that my subconscious is thinking "the faster i go, the sooner this will be over!", which, alas, isn't the case. & the faster i run, the more tired i get, which means that i'm not able to run for as long as i'll need to in order to finish the whole 5k. so on yesterday's run, the RSA (normally the Resident Sock Appreciator, but in this instance, also the Running Speed Advisor) was tasked with setting a slower pace.
and it's true what they say about "slow & steady". thanks to the frequent shouts of "slow down!!!" coming from my immediate left, you'll never guess what happened...

i ran for 30 minutes.

& it didn't end there - i stopped & stretched, & walked for a couple of minutes, then ran the rest of the way home (5 more minutes)...

for a total distance of 5k!!!!!!!!!!! (holy crap, eh? - go team turtle!!)

5 comments:

Flavaknits said...

Well Done You! And I love Sheldon the Turtle!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful news. Glad it's all shaping up. x K

Twelfthknit said...

Well done!
India

gilraen said...

Well done you!! I couldn't leave you at 995 so I made it up to the 1000. Congratulations!! :)

The Knitting Frog said...

Are you taking Sheldon running with you?

Well done girl, keep it up!!!