Anyone who has been a regular reader of this blog would have noticed that I have not blogged any running blogs for a month or so. The reason is that I am on a break from running.
I had planned to run through the summer and take a break after Waitarere in early April. However the events of 2009 slowly took their toll and my energies abated rather dramatically over the Christmas New Year period. Needless to say it was a challenge to give it away and plans which had been made have been altered.
I missed the Hutt River Trail although judging by Andrew’s pictures this may not have been a bad decision. Did not make the start of the Turakina Road Race or any of the Manawatu Striders 7km events.
I have offered to volunteer at the Feilding Roy Lamberton Half Marathon and sadly have pulled out of the Tarawera 100km event. Well not so sad as I know I could not have trained through and stood on the start line in healthy shape.
The goal of my running is, was and always will be to do it in a healthy way. I have never had a DNF. I seldom get injured or have to miss days through injury. I am usually an energiser bunny with plenty of pep in the tank. I can still beat almost all of the kids at school in a run and long may it continue!
Plans for this year – now I have a dog it is lots of walking. I’ll always do a pilates class when I can and will do lots of bodyweight exercises in my garage and wherever I am. I am eating well and now sleeping really well after many a broken night. In other words I’m already starting to feel really really good again.
This year I will not run anything longer than a half marathon.
I have noticed how fresh and springy my legs feel after not running for a few weeks. I love it.