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Steph
30 May 2011 @ 08:01 pm
Is 7:50 too early to go to bed?

I had a really great 6k run this afternoon. Ran for 30 minutes without stopping and at a pretty decent pace too. I've been taking it slow the last 2 weeks because I strained a muscle back at Easter and never gave it time to heal properly, but I think I'm in the clear now. The last two runs have been 99% pain free which is so great.

I'm actually really tempted to run again tomorrow, but I think I will try to force myself to take a rest day.

I splurged on a couple of bananas on the weekend (seriously at $12 a kilo they're a luxury now) and I blended one in to my vanilla protein shake and it was so good! Please get cheaper soon bananas so I can eat you by the truckload. And I really want some strawberries too but they're around $8 a container.

Going for a driving lesson tomorrow afternoon. I found out that if I don't get my license by November when my card expires I will have to do the 100 hours all over again (it's taken me 2.5 years to get to 80hr). I'm so incredibly over being told how to drive.
 
 
Steph
Today is a great day friends! I finally ran for 20 minutes straight without slowing down! I've been trying to do this for 2 weeks now and I just haven't been able to get there.

My body can do it just fine but I had this huge mental block telling me that I couldn't. I wasn't even planning to try this morning, I figured I would just do two lots of 8 minute running intervals with 3 minutes walking in between but when I was coming up on 8 minutes I decided to go for 10 and then once I got to 10 I was already half way there so I just kept going.

I thought my pace would be dreadful but it was actually pretty good. And I set two new personal records. 1 mile in 9'11" and 5K in 32'31". That's about 40 seconds off my best mile time and a whole minute off my best 5K time.

Right now I feel amazing. This is why you need to start running xxrachiefishxx! This feeling is worth all the pain, I promise.
 
 
Steph
It's been a while again. I just don't think my life is interesting enough to bother writing about. I don't want to bore anybody with the finer details.

My best friend and I are planning on moving to London around this time next year so I'm working a lot and trying to save money right now. That isn't going so well just yet but I'll have to pick it up soon.

Mostly my life just revolves around running these days. I finally found the motivation to start up again and actually keep going. I bought myself a new iPod nano and got the Nike+ kit so I can track my run time, distance, speed and calories online. It's really great to have all those statistics to compare. The one thing that always bugged me about running in the past is that I had no idea about distances or how far I was going.

And that's what happened to all of my money. New shoes and workout gear is expensive (the stuff I buy is anyway..). But it's great. I love seeing how much better and faster I'm getting.

As far as obsessions go it's probably the healthiest one I've ever had.

For anyone who is interested, I mostly hang out at dailymile now. And emesque has just gotten me hooked on listography.

By some bizarre turn of events there is absolutely nothing that I have to do this entire weekend, so I've decided I'm going to have a read-a-thon. I'm still determined to get to 101 even though I'm ridiculously behind. So basically for every hour that I spend doing something else I will spend an hour reading (sleep time not included). I'm aiming for 2, maybe 2 and a half books but who knows, I might get to 3 or 4.

Feel free to sponsor me with well-wishes or trash talk! ;)