Monday, October 21, 2013
Do, or do not, there is no tri
No tri on the horizon for me, at least not the near horizon. So, according to the little green guy, it's "do, or do not" - and I chose "do".
Starting from near-scratch with a nearly 9-month old baby, you do the maths and work out if I'd "really earned a rest" after my last entry! Perhaps not quite as much of a rest as I gave myself, though.
Anyway, here I am. Time to turn this around (think oil tanker rather than handbrake turns), and I've got to start somewhere. That somewhere is: 8 x run 2 mins, walk 1. I got out and did it tonight after Small's bedtime, and it felt good both to move and to get some "me time". I didn't deliberately wait until it was dark in the early evening to start running again, but I can't say I mind ;) Next is to repeat that twice this week (aiming for Weds/Thurs and Sat, maybe adding an extra rep), and then step up next week. I might check out Couch to 5k and see where I fit in, not week 1 at least!
My short term aim is a sub-30 parkrun by Christmas. Longer term, it would be good to get back to running with my club one day a week, and longer longer term I would like to get back to triathlon - whether the training demands stack up with other commitments, we'll see, but a girl (mum) can dream...