Monday, 18 August 2014

One Zero

This weekend I clocked a double-digit run.  Hallelujah!


My half-marathon is only six weeks away (yikes!), so it's about time, but let me tell you one thing: Clocking proper long runs as a full-time working mom (who just moved cities and has a husband with weekend cycling aspirations) is a lot harder than I thought - sho!  The willingness is there, but man, the logistics is a nightmare.  Or perhaps I'm just super unorganised?

Anyway - Saturday was my day.  It was nice and cool and overcast, so Miss K and I set off for a quick 4 km around the neighbourhood.  K isn't really into super long runs at the moment, so I arranged with Will beforehand to drop her off at home after 4 km (thanks, Will!).  And then I snuck out to do another rainy 6 km - it was amaaaaazing!

My little running beauty.

I may or may not have even felt a little teary towards the end of the run when I realised that I was actually going to succeed in clocking double digits.  (Yes, I'm a nut case.)  It's all about the small triumphs, right?

On the schedule for next weekend is a 12 km run...  Already busy hatching some innovative plans to make it happen...!

How did your weekend running go?


6 comments:

  1. It does get harder with kids in the mix! Great job getting your double digit run done!

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    1. Thanks, Christy! I've recently learnt that a 10 k before any kids, a 10 k with one kid and a 10 k with two kids are all VERY different things, haha! :)

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  2. Great job, Karien! You should be very proud of yourself :) I bet one day both of your kids will be begging you to take them on the full duration of your long runs ;).

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    1. Hehe, I hope you're right - that will make the logistics soooo much easier...! And I'd love to have their company! Or perhaps they can join me on their bikes when they're a bit bigger? That would be lots of fun too!

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  3. Haha I get teary over stuff like that too, no worries. You're doing an amazing job of juggling it all!

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    1. Glad to hear it's not only me... :)

      Thanks, Lisa - much appreciated!

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