Another Saturday and another parkrun. Pauly and I have had so much on this year that we’ve found it difficult to be really regular at parkrun. Being part of the Launceston Running Club, fun runs and of course farming that doesn’t stop for anyone, the Saturdays that we can get to parkrun are precious.
Today was my parkrun number 48. Two more to get to my 50th and just sneak in before my 50th Birthday. And what an awesome run it was today. Getting a PB didn’t make it awesome because I didn’t (26:23 was the time today). Running continuously stronger for the 5kms did!
I was so happy with my negative split AND the last km was a sub 5:00 minute per km pace which is most speedy-like for this Unsporty Woman. I’m learning more and more that I can push myself to keep going no matter how I feel. While I don’t really have a pace in mind what I do have in mind is being able to go the distance, a distance of 42.2kms in fact in January 2015 at the Cadbury Marathon. It’s all about distance, getting stronger, enduring and getting to the finish line. (Cadbury Marathon registration hasn’t opened yet but it must be this week – they said late September…not much more September to go!)
We’ve been so busy on the farm that our letter box hasn’t been checked for a few days. On the way home we quickly got out a pile of things. In it was a little surprise fun gift that I’ve bought for Louise, Pauly and I for our marathon. I was so encouraged to see what the lady had put on the envelope. How encouraging is that? I’m not going to tell you what was inside, it’s just a funny little thing to encourage Huey, Dewey and Louie and have a giggle.
AND guess what? There are pineapple socks in the house!
Son #1 is home for some of the school holidays and along with his sweet loveable self he brought home what appears to be a wardrobe of washing. I have encouraged him to bring home his washing so I’m not crabby about it; he’s my baby and my only son AND next year he is going off who knows where for a gap year so I don’t mind doing his washing. But I digress. Guess what I found? A pair of those magic pineapple socks! I may well steal them.
Tomorrow is my last long run before the Melbourne Half Marathon. I’m dedicating it to my gorgeous friend Janette who hurt her knee in a basketball game on Friday (or was that a bakery ball game as I so famously texted her one time…me and pre-emptive text do not mix very well). So this run is for her with a big dose of magic running vibes which will get that knee all better for the next friendly Half Marathon. Perhaps I should give the pineapple socks to Janette!
Happy running 🙂
The farmhouse garden is showing some lovely signs of spring…