Countless times where I typed ‘marathong’ only to have to edit it. Subliminal typing at it’s best!
84 servings from my bottle of Matrix Nutrition Multi-Vits, from my friends at Supplement Centre. I’m confident these puppies helped me go injury-free and illness-free during this training cycle. I’d take one each morning with my smoothie, pretty simple. They’re an optimal multivitamin and mineral supplement engineered for active individuals like moi, and contain an ultra-potent formula which provides the entire recommended daily allowance for micro nutrient support.
This time last year, I had a horrible pain in my right side and experienced burning sensations or constant aches in my right heel. I was frustrated, but persevered. I was also doing far less in terms of mileage. Combine half marathon training with a balanced diet, good multi-vitamins, sleep and rest, and you get a good, healthy, injury- and illness-free runner! Thanks Supplement Centre and thanks body!
198.55 miles run altogether
33:33:02 time spent running
9,122 feet elevation gain
5.9 mph = average speed per run
168 bpm = average heart rate
23, 871 calories burned
|This is one is by far the prettiest!|
Why am I making such a big deal out of 13.1 you ask? You have to understand that I never thought I’d run a half marathon! I resorted myself to being a 10km runner, but now, after having run many 10km’s, I’ve actually come to hate that distance and LOVE the 13.1 miles that is the half marathon. You have time to warm up, time to get into a steady pace, time to make a move, time to progress. You have time! And, believe it or not, this time helps to still my mind of all the ridiculous negative race talk, helps me enjoy the moment, and actually makes the race go by quickly! (although I may think differently after a few more half’s!). I’ve never considered myself a serious runner: I haven’t run multiple marathons like my blog friends Rachel, Hyedi, and Amy, never mind do an Ironman Triathlon like Erin! I was happy to read their training posts and marathon recaps, and sat back in my 10km comfort zone. To me, a half marathon was my marathon, was my ironman. Then, I did the Bum Belly Blast programme, and my outlook changed. I ran further than I ever thought I could, I ran faster than I ever thought I could, and I became a fitter and stronger runner. This improvement in fitness and stamina lead to an improvement in confidence, so much so, that I entered Aviemore. And the rest, as you know, is history.