Monday, December 19, 2011

A break!

I was flicking through my calendar (yes, I still use a paper and pen diary!) and I found myself a little surprised at everything I've done over the past couple of months. I am not a prolific racer, so the number of events I've done in succession is a little different for me - but I'm feeling quite good about it.

The Sydney Marathon debacle in September was followed by the Melbourne Marathon success in October. Usually after a marathon I'll give myself at least four weeks before I race any distance again, just because I think my body needs that time to recover.

Exactly four weeks after Melbourne I did the Horribly Hilly Half Marathon, which was a very informal and fun affair organised by the infamous Ratdog and co. That was a super, super hot morning, made worse by the fact I had neglected to read the race instructions and didn't realise there was only one point (very early) on the course that I could get water. No wonder everyone was carrying their own!

The following week was Nepean Tri, which I really enjoyed.

Then came a half marathon at SMC (first place). The next week was the Central Coast Half (second place behind the spectacular Kirsten Molloy who I became friendly with at Melbourne as we were both on the NSW team that won the state teams challenge). The week after that was the Balmain 10k fun run (first place).

Then a weekend without any racing, a really hectic week of work, followed by another half marathon at SMC (first place) yesterday.

And now there's less than a week until Christmas - my absolute FAVOURITE time of the year - and only two more days of work. Hurrah!

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