Training this week focused on getting used to running in big crowds and just having fun with family and friends! I did not do a lot of training before my two races – but have planned it so that I get two quality runs in for the week. I was a bit tired to do more than that, though I know at some point I will have to start focusing on my long run run again…

Mini Monster 10km

Baby MONSTER runners!

Me and the whole family ran the 10km mini Monster on Saturday. Was great fun…flip those hills were killing me! Literally everyone was walking up that first hill. I am not sure how but I really pushed myself up that hill. This was by far the most difficult 10km run I did! They don’t call it the “Monster” for nothing…I ran the race well, my coach was no where near in sight :-), but could feel my arms getting tired..My arms was working up those hills. Definitely need MORE strength training in my programme :-(..other than that the legs was fine!

Mini MONSTER RouteI managed to finished the race 1:16:47! Really good for considering want I went through, but funny enough I was not that tired when I got to the finish line, still had some juices left.

I will be doing my 15km race next week. It will be a much easier race, through the distance longer so I feel mentally ready to do that race. Will have to up my training sessions this week a bit and also try and do at least 2 strength training session. The problem is just I think my body is starting to say it has had enough…Seem to be getting another cold so will have to be careful and listen to my body.

JP Morgan Corporate Challenge


Initially entered the race as I wanted to use it for trial run, but soon realise that is would not be possible with a field of over 12 000 runners and walkers, so just had some good fun with the girls!

Quote of the day

“I cannot have survival as my only goal. That would be too boring. My goal is to come back in my best running form. It is good for me to have that goal; it will help me.”
Ludmila Engquist (Olympic champion hurdler facing cancer and chemotherapy)

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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