Surely it’s only Tuesday?
No. It’s Thursday night! The last day of the working week for me. I love working four days a week. Friday is the new Saturday and Saturday is still Saturday. A three day weekend!
I have a sign on my office door that alerts those outside to my whereabouts. A bit like Lucy’s the Doctor Is In booth! Except in my case it’s the Literacy Coordinator is in. It seemed like only yesterday I took out the Back on Monday sign and replaced it with the Anne-Marie is in sign only to put the Back on Monday sign in again today. My head is spinning! Perhaps I need to go and see Lucy for a bit of help, I hope she is in.
This week has been special: yesterday was the one month anniversary since the marathon. Wow. A whole month.
I’m very pleased to say that Team Huey, Dewey and Louie are feeling refreshed and recovered! We even reinstated our Wednesday night hill session. It was still hot at 6pm but up and down that hill we went – even Louise’s husband Grant came too.
Louise was a sprinter in high school. Pauly has always been a fast runner. When we first started to get to know Louise it was at bootcamp and we would run up and down that hill. I hated it. Yes, really disliked it strongly! But got to love it (?) simply by doing it! Pauly’s aim was always to beat Louise! Initially she won every time but after a while his sheer male stubbornness and his increase in fitness meant he would just pip her at the post – sometimes!
Last night after a couple of repeats I overheard Louise say to Pauly I’m going to beat you just for old times sake.
And it was on!
Yes ON in a big way. Knees up. Leaning forwards. Straining, sprinting upwards in an attempt to keep that Pauly behind. Louise did valiantly. She did manage to beat him once but gosh was she puffing.
Where was I? Way back down the hill chipping away and trying not to giggle while hoping that
a) Louise didn’t hurt herself, and that
b) Pauly didn’t have a heart attack!
It was a fun hill session. Fun. Fun. Fun. If you don’t love hills then please don’t write them off. The more you do the more you love it! Honest! It’s a great way to build endurance.
Yes, the week has evaporated! And I have failed to write about something very exciting. Almost as exciting as running a marathon! Team Huey, Dewey and Louie have decided on another event. In fact our Team Duck has expanded! We have increased to include Daffy (Grant) and Daisy and Donald (our lovely friends Janette and Bruce). We are entering a team in the Bruny Island Ultra Marathon in December.
The run begins at Dennes Point in the north and runs all the way to Cape Bruny Lighthouse in the south. 64kms.
Accommodation is booked and we are pumped!!! 64kms from one end of the island to the other. This is my ultimate running goal: to run the event solo. This will be a chance to get to know the course for that one day, that someday, when I shall give it a go on my own.
It was almost a year ago that Janette dubbed Louise, Pauly and I Huey, Dewey and Louie – a cute name that we LOVE! Now Team Duck is expanding! We are going to be known as The Quackers! According to Louise it’s because we are quacked in the head!
Who would have thought that just a month on from the marathon we have such wonderful plans in place? I love running and I love the friendships that running nurtures.
The week really has evaporated! But look what there is to show for it:
- A one month marathon anniversary
- The first hill session
- Bruny Island Ultra plans
Plans that will see us running together and being motivated right throughout the year. I’d say that’s a pretty good week! I love running.
Happy running 🙂