Keep Calm and Get Healthy

04 Jun, 2012

Posted by: turbomammoth In: Running


I think I made it pretty clear since the beginning of that blog that I somehow developped, in the past months, a passion for running. And yes, at this point, I would call it a passion.

Yes, at this point, I’d call it a passion. Yesterday morning, my boyfriend was leaving for 3 days. I was rainy. I was windy and cold. Nevertheless, I went outside and just ran. To me, dedication is the perfect team partner of passion.

I was a great run, even with the sh*tty conditions out there. My plan of the day was to try a new route. I’m a self proclaimed control freak and with the half marathon approaching, I wanted to make sure I knew every part of route : no time for surprise on the said day! There was a 5k part of the route that was still a mystery for me but I found out that it was a lovely route with only a few hills, totally manageable. A lot of stress flew away knowing that.

A collegue joined me on the route for about 6 kilometers, which was great. But I started by myself and finished by myself, which was also great. I enjoy running with people, but I’m mostly a lonely runner. I love to concentrate on my breathing, with my music going on in my ears. Talking about music, I really need to fix up my Ipod… I had to erase everything on it and I did a random synchronize thingy to go quickly, but I lost all my running playlists, so I put my Ipod playing on all my music in random mode. I swear, 7 Christmas songs got on while I was running.

Just try to get motivated to attack your hill with Blue Christmas of Michael Buble.

Anyhow, I got my 18 kilometers down (new farthest distance for me) in a really decent time. Even with the rain. And the wind. While I was drinking my chocolat milk while streching by my car at the end of the run, I was feeling to great. I was a bit tired, but felt so accomplished. Like my introducing blog post says, the feeling you got after a hard workout beats everything and actually make you forget how hard it is. That’s the beauty of working out.

While I was loading my Garmin datas on my computer, back at my place, ready for a afternoon of movies with the cat, it hit me.

Exactly four weeks remaining before my first ever half-marathon. O.M.G.

Let that countdown begin!!

Happy monday, everyone :-)

3 Responses to ""

1 | alireza

June 4th, 2012 at 8:07 am


This is cool. I have read many of your blog posts and to me this is the best. I like this style of writing. When I read this post I could clearly feel the moments of pleasure in the morning run. Thanks for sharing.

2 | dysfunctionalbarbie

June 4th, 2012 at 10:29 am


Years back when I got into running I started in the winter time. I ran every night in the winter. I loved it. When spring came rainfall was my jog time. I found the rain was the best everything was just silent except for my feet pounding the ground. :) Good job and good luck on your first have marathon! You’re going to rock it!

3 | unskinnygirl

June 5th, 2012 at 11:57 am


I soooooooo wish I was a runner. Seriously. It
Looks peaceful and rewarding. I,however,HATE running. I seriously loathe running,and don’t even get me started on biking. Lol I hate it all!!!!! So good for you for finding your passion! I really wish I enjoyed it like that.

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