Posts from the “Running” Category

I am learning to run, week 5.

Posted on April 29, 2013

Right. According to my Nike+ app, I did 6 runs this past week but I know for a fact that one of them was a walk so it doesn’t count. At Nike run club on Monday we were given the option of a 6km or 8km run, which was kind of stressful for me because every other time you’ve been able to choose from 6km or 3km. Obviously I opted for the 6km, which went surprisingly okay. I did walk for parts of it though. I’ve decided I’m not one of those people who, when they’re tired, likes to slow down to a really slow run. I like to just stop. I like to fast walk for a bit then run again. I feel…

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I am learning to run, week 4.

Posted on April 22, 2013

How can it possibly be the end of week 4 already? I don’t want to be clichéd and say ‘time flies’ but time literally does fly. What the hell, man? I now have less than two weeks to go from a piddly 4.5km to 10km. Not cool man, not cool. This week, like the previous ones, has had its ups and downs. It’s been a bit of a struggle. Firstly, getting back into it after falling off in Sydney wasn’t easy. Mondays 3km felt like the first 3km I ever did and I think running with other people works against me. There’s too much pressure, the crowding, the feeling of others in your general surroundings – it freaks me out. Secondly, the crappy weather…

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I am learning to run, week 3.

Posted on April 14, 2013

Summary of below post in one sentence: I am the worst runner of all time. So it’s been a rough week, man. I got up at 4:00am on Sunday morning to catch my flight to Sydney. I packed my running gear and had great intentions to run around Hyde Park and other parks and you know, just around. I knew I would have a light-ish show schedule, the weather was going to be good, I was going to be one of those shiny all-Nike-everything fitness girls with their iPod going and ponytail swinging. In reality, I was quite the opposite. I had a crappy Sunday, really far behind on work, really far behind on emails (still far behind) and I was incredibly tired. I…

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I am learning to run, week 2.

Posted on April 7, 2013

This week’s run training can be summed up in one word: fail, or two words: ultimate fail. It started off okay, I went for a run with Maddy on Tuesday. The last time I went with Maddy she owned me. This time, it was me that was pushing her along. What a change! What a surprise! I was secretly pretty pleased. It meant that things were in motion, that the training was working. Nike Training Schedule! Who would’ve thought? Fast forward to Thursday in Wellington where I was holed up in my hotel, severely behind in work and severely pressed for time. I decided to do a treadmill run. Someone told me that running on the treadmill was easier than running outside. Boy were they…

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I am learning to run, week 1.

Posted on March 31, 2013

Yeah okay, so you may have heard that I’m learning to run. That’s a weird phrase, right? ‘Learning to run’. I mean, I know how to run, it’s just I can’t actually do it for very long. I’m not overweight or anything (thanks to good genes), so I think people assume I do some kind of exercise. They are very, very wrong. I think I’ve been to yoga eight times over the last eight months (I know this because I bought a 10 session card which expired after 6 months and I never used the whole thing) and also on three walks. That’s the extent of my exercise. The last time I ran was like, 10 years ago and it’s because I was forced…

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