Tuesday, 23 September 2014

How to Taper Like a Boss (Or Not)

I had grand plans to run two short, intense 5 kays and a leisurely weekend-10 kay last week as taper workouts for the Fish River Half on the 27th, but alas.  My body decided that it would be more fun to catch Miss K's cold, and as a result, not run at all.  Boo.



How's that for tapering...?*  I've always been a "go big or go home"-kind of girl, ha!  Luckily it was only a head cold, and the rest of the family is already over it, so I'm still hopeful and determined to run my race this weekend.  And perhaps even do my two planned taper runs sometime this week...?  Here's hoping.  

Will used the opportunity to get back on the bike (he's been taking it easy for the past six months or so in order to give me a chance to get back into running after J's birth) and couldn't be happier!



And about five minutes after he left for his ride, I came across this incredible cuteness:



They obviously also had to stretch those muscles after their respective rides...


I asked them what exactly they were stretching here, but neither of them could tell me...?

Never underestimate the power of the example that you set to your kids.  Never.  


Sooooooo, in T minus two days we are leaving for Namibia for the Fish River Half, woohoooo!

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I'm sure that you must have guessed by now that I wasn't one of the lucky winners of the 2014 Big Blog Exchange...  Whomp, whomp.  Looks like I'll just have to find another way to make my dreams come true, right?  Thanks so much for all of your support throughout the competition, though - it really means so much to me and, who knows, perhaps I'll pester you for votes again this time next year...!  A sincere congrats to all the guys and girls who did make it into the Top 16 - wishing you all the adventure of a lifetime!


*You know that this isn't ideal, right?  Just checkin'.



12 comments:

  1. Have a blast in Namibia! Are you signing up for Two Oceans 2015?

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    1. Thanks so much! I'd really love to do the Two Oceans Half and one of the trail runs in 2015. Just hoping that I'll get entries...! (Personally not a big fan of ultras.) Are you doing Two Oceans in 2015?

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  2. Hope you have a great trip to Namibia :)
    Your little girl is looking so cute! And the balance bike is such a wonderful way to learn.

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    1. Thanks so much, Raina!

      Miss K literally squeals with delight now that she can 'ride' on the balance bike on her own (still very slowly and carefully, but still) - I love watching her enjoy it! x

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  3. Boo to colds! But now you'll just have even MORE pep in your step for this weekends race, right!? Ha that picture of them is adorable! I'm assuming you'll be doing that exact one after the your half marathon? ;)

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    1. SO frustrating, Hailey, but what can one do, right? I'm also banking on the pep-in-my-step effect, haha!

      I'm definitely going to do that stretch after the half - but not in public though. I'm afraid that I won't be able to describe all its benefits should someone ask...! ;)

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  4. Ah that last picture is so cute!!!

    I'm sorry you didn't win the blog exchange. I know your dreams will come true for you!

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    1. Ah, I'm so disappointed too, Lisa. I'm really burning inside to see the world, but hopefully I'll have other opportunities to travel in future. And perhaps I can even take the family with me? That would be amazing!

      You still coming to SA in March?

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  5. I love Namibia! Have a great trip and run. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks so much, Johann!

      Beautiful, beautiful country - love, love, love it!

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  6. Enjoy your trip to Namibia and run like the wind.
    The photos are priceless.

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    1. Thanks so much, Stefano! Our trip to Namibia was fantastic and I did run like the wind, ha! Race report up soon.

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