Confession time – I haven’t been for a run since the NOSH event. We even just had a long weekend, which usually means a great opportunity to fit in two longer outdoor runs – this time, nothing. I’m not injured, the kids aren’t sick, we didn’t have plans that stopped it from happening, I just didn’t want to. So I didn’t.
But, that has to change. It’s 14 weeks away from my first official half marathon event. I’m going to give the same training plan another go and this time I’m going to stick to it and try not to make the same mistakes again. I need to actually DO the simple strength training, stretching and foam rolling my body needs to keep running.
So other than a half marathon at the end of September, what else is lined up? (Because with orienteering going on, there’s never just one event within a three month period!) In three weeks is the annual Sydney Turkey Trot – a line course orienteering event usually taking in urban bushland, but this time up in the Blue Mountains. Assuming we can get baby sitting lined up, we’ll be up for the medium course (approx 12km) again. There’s a 6 hour rogaine in Canberra in mid-August that I’m trying to sort out too. The in-laws are lined up to come down with us and look after the girls while we do the event and we can all hang out together the rest of the time and get to check out some of the fun things Canberra has to offer.
Hopefully we can get along to a few other smaller orienteering events in between these and, despite the half marathon being a road race, I’ve eyed off some local trails I haven’t been on yet to check out for some of my longer runs. I need to get back on trails again – my mind doesn’t get the same refresh from the road runs that it does from an hour or two on the trails.
Now I just have to make sure I get back on the treadmill, starting tonight!