Monday, January 5, 2009

Over Over Indulgence

Has it really been since July that I've blogged? One would think that all the running has come to a grinding halt. Well, let me re-assure you, it has not. Definitely NOT. Because if it had, I would be writing this from a mental institution. I do need some good old fashion exertion in the form of running for my mental health.

ANYHOW. I am done with the over-indulgence of the holidays. DONE. No more. That's it. I realized this morning as I was dressing in my civilian clothing (real pants and a bra) that perhaps stuffing my face with baking, chocolates and booze and then living in sweats or lulus for 2 whole weeks was maybe not the smartest idea. My civilian uniform just didn't feel like it fit quite right. It was either the face stuffing or, as my dear friend and I just had an email conversation about, it may have been the laundry gnomes. You know, those nasty little laundry gnomes that sneak into your place and shrink all of your clothing over the holidays? Well they spent a GREAT deal of time at my place, particularly washing all of my work pants in very, very hot water and then putting them in the dryer. Then they hide in places (i.e. under your bed) and giggle amongst themselves as they watch you attempt to squeeze your thighs into the pants that they have recently doctored in the laundry. Nasty, nasty little creatures.

The long and the short of it is this. Something must be done to counteract the overindulgence...and I can't think of anything better than some marathon training. Whether you're doing the full or the half, let's get on it people! After all May is a mere months away!

Which brings me to my next little tidbit...a very exciting little morsel indeed...

I am training a group for the Calgary half on the 31st of May! I'm super excited that these 5 lovely young ladies have signed up for this. I am super confident that they will do so well with their training and will rock the Calgary half on the 31st. More than rock it...they will OWN that sucker...Most of them, I'm quite certain could rock a half out today after work if they really wanted to, but all of them seem to be lacking a bit of confidence in their level of fitness so we will work it out. Work. It. Out.

So my posts will continue (hopefully on a regular basis) and will be focused around the half training these ladies are doing. I am not going to run the Calgary half or full myself since I want to be at the finish when my very capable half marathon stars cross the line! I am however, training for the Vancouver full on the 3rd of May so I should have lots to say about that!

And just one more little thing...actually its a HUGE thing as far as I'm concerned. A MASSIVE, HUGE congratulations to JAMIE ALLISON (whom I met in Boston last year) for her absolutely astounding run in December where she totally DESTROYED her time goal and qualified for Boston with flying colours! I ran Boston last year and met her husband Michael on the bus out to the starting point. I am very excited to say that both Jamie and Michael will be running in Boston this year. Nice work you two! I will be tracking your progress!

1 comment:

Christine said...

Andrea, so far the training for the half marathon has been good! I've run twice this week (indoors): a 4 k and a 5k. I won't run this weekend as I'm in a badminton tournament - I play Fri-Sat and (if I'm lucky) finals on Sunday! I'm excited to have you as my trainer - you rock!