Bugs and Pressures


I skipped training yesterday morning. Still felt a  bit tired from the run over the weekend. Today I felt so demotivated. The holiday is over. It is mid Jan’11 already. We are back into the huzzle and buzzle and I can feel the impact on my mood. It is so much more difficult to stick to my programme rather then sleeping a bit late or going to work earlier. I know I have to start preparing for my 10K run at the end of the month, there is not a lot of days left and I want to run that 10K well. The profile is quite hilly which is why I’m doing the run. I know if I can run a good time in this 10K I will be OK for Two Oceans, cos after that it is all about testing ENDURANCE.

I probably got into my running shorts twice this morning, because I was not sure if I should go or not. Had some personal pressures to deal with and I was really struggling with what to do…running…dealing the issues…running ….dealing the issue. Pants on, Pants off. It was hilarious :-). At 5:30 I decided stuff this, I am going running. New I did not have enough time to do an easy run, so just did hill training. Because of all the rain there were so many bugs and gogga’s in the air I had to duck and dive the whole way. But as I ran, I started to calm down and it just became easy. Even manage to run SOME hills and feel OK after that. Also, for the first time, I manage to control breathing and stuck to a heart rate of 124 for a long time. Which is great, cos I could actually feel what the pace should be for my long run. And what they say in the books and magazine is true. Your long run pace should be VERY easy. You should be able to run and hold a full blown conversation….

All and all I am happy with the attempt I made today:

Duration: 43mins

Distance: 4km (hill training)

Calories burned: 422cal

About Moerieda Mackay

Late to running and absolutely loving it! I'm married to my soulmate, Adam and blessed with 3 beautiful children. I am a Business Transformation and Innovation Professional and holds a MSc (Eng) in Industrial Engineering. Yip, a bit of a workaholic. I became addicted to ultra running whilst searching for that elusive “work-life” balance at the age of...40! I have no sporting background and with zero athletic ability running is by far the most challenging thing I've taken on but it has put me on a path of self discovery and serious transformation both physically, mentally and spiritually...and I love it!

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