Thursday, 27 November 2008

Last night my training officially began. I headed to the gym to start getting in the mileage for my big 10k which is only 13 and a half weeks away.

So how did it go? Well, lets just say that when I left the gym I phoned coach DQ and told him to bring a chair and a flask of tea for March as I am going to take at least a week to complete the race.

Instead of the advised 15mins on the bike and 2miles on the treadmill I managed a mere 10mins on the bike and only 2km on the treadmill. Pathetic. However, I am determined to stay positive as I actually went to the gym.

It was while I was taking my three hours to clock up the 2km that I took the chance to look around at my fellow gym attendees. What can I say? You had the usual elements of :

- Stunning, big breasted blonde who doesn’t even sweat although she is doing 100 miles an hour on the treadmill. She is of course wearing the latest Nike sports range while no doubt listening to the latest findings from the Nobel prize winning scientist - are these women from how to make other women feel

- more mature gentleman determined that age is not going to be a barrier to being honed and fit but really would much rather be curled up in bed with a hot cocoa and a good book

-big huge bulky fella working out on all the machines making all the women including myself wonder if the naughty thoughts we are having cross the perverted line as he looks quite young

-lady who realised that the office Xmas party is less than a month away and the little black frock is a little too little

-And me who is trying to hide the fact that I am ridiculously unfit by wearing all the proper running gear combined with every so often touching my knee and wincing in the hope that I look that I am coming back from injury hoping to once again create the glory of my past sporting achievements.

Anyway my training has begun and while I was disheartened by the discomfort I felt, the boredom that struck and that it is going to take a miracle for me to reach the finish line before the daylight goes I am determined to continue on…..

1 comment:

Subversive Runner said...

Keep at it, girl. "Never give in, never, never, never, never; in nothing, great or small--never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense."

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