Keep Calm and Get Healthy

20 Jun, 2012

10 days left.

Posted by: turbomammoth In: Uncategorized


Countdown is up to 10 days left before 1/2 marathon.

AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaAhhhh! (sorry ’bout that).

I did my last interval speed training yesterday morning, an 8k run including 4×800 meters splurges. I woke up at 6AM and went to run straight out of bed in the trails near my place. Weather forecast were saying that the day would be really hot, so I got this done before it was insanely hot. It looked a bit like that in term of speed :

I have a 11k run to do (probably tomorrow morning too, it is supposed to be like 40 degres tomorrow). Than it’s gonna be some Taper run, decreasing everything until the big day. It’s gonna be cool to only have ton runa  little 11k this weekend.


I had another body issu yesterday. This time, it happens at night. I had woke up because my cat was throwing everything from my desk on the ground (…) and I suddenly felt calves cramp, but I thought it was because I had wore really high heels during the evening before going to bed :-P I eventually told A after waking up and he told me that people that are lacking calcium typically get legs cramp at night. I eat yogourt and have milk with my cereal everyday, but after looking up at the nutritional values, I realized that I was still not having enough calcium. I stopped but the drug store and got some calcium and vitamin D supplement. It definetely won’t hurt.


I don’t know if I said it already, but I am registered for another 1/2 marathon in Montreal at the end of September. It’s part of the Rock &  Roll series events and it’s gonna be AWESOME. It is currently the biggest running event in the province de Québec (last year there was around 30 000 people). I received an email 2 days ago saying that if we have friend who were planning to run the 1/2 but who haven’t registered yet, to registed quickly because the category is almost already close. THREE months in advance! That is going to be crowded and big and AWESOME!


My friend who got me into running is currently hurt and can’t run much. Being the HUGE sport girl that she is, it is really hard for her to just sit and not move a lot. She was allowed to start running slowly and only on flat route 2 days ago, but it will take here some time to go back where she was.

I think she is running through me right now and seems to be as excited as I am about the upcoming race. She sends be email titled (Only XXX days before your half) and being the weather forecast love that she is, she looks at the forecast for my town and was glad to tell me that it wasn’t supposed to be too hot on the day of the race.

It’s kinda cool to have you personal coach ;-)


P.S. Oh, on the weigh stuff, I’m bloaty as h*ll (is TOM coming? I don’t know) and I’m super freacking up on the scale. Probably still from the chips of last weekend. I’m so focus on the half that I seriously don’t even care that much right now!

2 Responses to "10 days left."

1 | unskinnygirl

June 20th, 2012 at 2:40 pm


Ooooooh cramps are the worst! Sometimes cramping can also be caused by dehydration. That’s what happens to
My husband all the time when he doesn’t replenish himself well enough during the day. He works construction so he sweats a lot out during the day. So close to your marathon!!!! I’m sure you’ll do great!

2 | alireza

June 24th, 2012 at 6:51 pm


I am planning to go to Montreal on August 3 for Quebec shooting championship. I am not sure yet, but if I can get myself to peak performance by then, I will definitly be there.

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