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The Running Bug

So, the plan is to slowly increase my running time and distances until I can do 10km. Hopefully BEFORE May 8…

This means some early mornings now that there’s not really light after work! Early cold mornings where I debate whether to wear long pants or shorts, jumper or not, putting contacts in early because my glasses suck to run in, deciding whether to wear sunglasses even though the sun isn’t quite out yet. There are a lot of women’s sunglasses that so do NOT suit my face!

Case in point:

Free sunglasses with Marie Claire
(no, not these sunglasses)
(yes, I look like a bug)
(yes, my shoulders look WEIRD here)

But the running sessions need to be done, if I’m to not humiliate myself and to do my sponsors justice. ;)

I’m pleased to say that I have TWO sponsors for the fun run now, even if one of them IS my mum! ;) I’d of course love it if you’d contribute! It’s for a good cause! (and tax deductible! That’s like making the government donate!)

I need to get to bed earlier though if I’m going to be able to keep up with myself! I got up yesterday morning well enough, but my tummy wasn’t in the mood to be shaken around by early morning movement, so I wound up just doing one block on one block off – running for one block, then walking the next. Not a great session, but better than nothing. Plus I still needed to get home!!!


How do you convince yourself to get to bed early?



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7 comments for “The Running Bug

  1. April 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    You are awesome !
    Keep telling yourself why you want to do it.
    Good luck with sponsors.

    I have to register and get sponsors …
    Once I start running I am ok it is getting myself from the chair to treadmill that is the prob.
    PS I am sticking to 4-5km depends where I register

    • April 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      I’ve done 5 the last 3 years, so time to step up :)

  2. April 7, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Oh, I spent 5 years in Canberra (Hubs is a Canberran), I remember those cold mornings well. Brrrrr!! So hard to get yourself up and out the door. Good luck!

    • April 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      I’m doing it while I still can! Might need to sign up for bootcamp again once the frost hits.

  3. April 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm



    • April 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      Offered, didn’t take.

      Red wine. Pinot Noir.

      Makes the morning more of a challenge though ;)

  4. April 9, 2011 at 12:52 am

    It is 10:51pm so I obviously don’t convince myself to go to be early.

    I’m always in awe of people who can run :)

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