No blog post yesterday – I’m sure you’ll understand and forgive me (hope so). Yesterday was the day of the funeral for Husband’s cousin, and although we couldn’t be there in person (he, very sadly, couldn’t get back in time for the funeral, which happened so quickly after her passing away, it seems) we celebrated her/mourned for her ourselves, just the two of us, by having lunch at a local restaurant and talking / thinking about her. As my best friend (and a very wise human being) said: it doesn’t matter where you are when you say goodbye. So true.
No run yesterday either, as after I posted my entry re: the random knee pain, I kept getting niggling/annoying random knee pains when walking up and down our apartment stairs and throughout the school. So, I thought it best to give it a full day’s rest, running wise, and instead I did some very relaxing yoga in the morning instead.
But thank you for all your comments and helpful advice! I have been trying to reply but there is some sort of problem, whereby this website thinks I am a spammer or a robot and every time I try to post a reply tells me it has been sent somewhere to await moderation – but then I never get told where/why and the comment doesn’t appear – WTF?!? Sort it out Weebly!! Why won’t you let me reply to people on my own website?!? Boo…. Hopefully this will be resolved soon – I’m not ignoring you, promise! J
I got an email from the race organisers of the Runner’s World 50km trail race, and attached to it was my official certificate and time, and this just-about-to-cross-the-finish-line photo (I promise I am running at this point, but it looks like I may not be in the photo):
Now, I don’t mean to alienate the guys here at all, but do you ladies ever get the most intense, crazy cravings for things that you don't usually crave like cake/ice-cream/pastries?? Then have a really weird/psychotic moment where the things coming out of your mouth are insane but you can’t stop them?? Then, some awful womanly pains and all those prior nut-job symptoms suddenly become startlingly and patently clear?? And then it’s like, ‘d’oh!!! So that’s why!’ And hey guys, maybe you’ll know what I mean anyway or recognize these symptoms in your partners. Hmm, very annoying but anyway, there you go. Rant over now, promise. Maybe TMI there, so, sorry about that…
Do you try and leave out strength training when you’re getting close to race day?
Do you know what I mean by intense food cravings?? Do you go with them, or have you got any excellent tactics for ignoring them?
ps - I am back from the first scheduled run of the day now, and NO knee pain! Hurrah! I am so happy about this. However, I think I will substitute some pool running or using the gym at that local hotel again instead of the second run, as per the excellent advice in THIS article re: how to PR/get a PB: http://www.realbuzz.com/articles/10-ridiculously-easy-ways-to-beat-your-pb/
I felt pretty happy reading through this and realising that I can tick 8 out of 10 of them off a to-do list, however I will now be adding in some planking each day (I always neglect any core or abs work, oops...) plus some pool running when possible.