Monday, 30 April 2012

Marathon Training Day 1

After spending pretty much every waking second with another person (i.e. my husband on our honeymoon) over the last month, having Saturday night to myself while he went to work was absolute bliss. How did I spend my treasured Saturday night?

Writing up a training plan!

I signed up for the Run Melbourne half marathon, where I did my first half last year. As I'm planning on using it as a training ground for the Melbourne Marathon on October 14, I thought I would write up a training plan.

Training for May

The plan is based on the training plan on the Run Melbourne website. I'm not sure if this is the best one as it says to run for time (eg 40 mins) rather than distance. I don't know if this will be better or worse, so I'm doing some research.

I ended up buying a 2012 diary for 50 cents (woot!) so I can easily write how I felt, what I did, etc. That way if I injure myself or anything like that I'll be able to track it. And, you know, because Runner's World said to have a training diary.

Anyway, since my training didn't start until this week, I went for a run yesterday morning to help gauge my fitness (or lack thereof). I was quietly hoping that training would start with a bang. Unfortunately, it started with a whimper and shuffle.

A difficult 6kms. I even walked. But that will make it MUCH more special at the end!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Adventures of a bad blogger!

Wow, I haven't blogged for quite a while. It has been a crazy time, involving Tough Bloke Challenge, my wedding, and now my honeymoon! A good blogger would be updating constantly, showing pics (even teasers) of what they've been up to, but no. Not me.

I'm currently sitting in a hotel room in Luang Prabang, Laos. My husband(!) is sick and it's a little too hot outside to venture out so now is the perfect opportunity to blog, yes?

Here is a taste of what has been happening in the past month or so:

Tough Bloke Challenge
Cocktails on the beach at our resort in thailand. Cocktails were to become a normal occurrence!
Noodles from a roadside vendor for breakfast in Bangkok
Monks in the Lao New Year (Pii Mai Laos) parade in Luang Prabang
Hot, hard and unhappy mountain bike ride in Laos
Eating. Lots and lots of eating. 
What a trip. And we still have another week! I've loved it, but I am looking forward to coming home. I haven't gone for a run since the second day of the trip (barefoot morning run along the beach - it's a hard life hey?), and I miss it. I didn't bring running shoes, and it's too hot most of the time to run. So I am very much looking forward to training properly. 

But for now... enjoying my honeymoon comes first :)