Keep Calm and Get Healthy

21 Jun, 2012

Nine days to go.

Posted by: turbomammoth In: Uncategorized

I love this quote.

I’m a big fan of the movie. I love how badass Tom Hanks is in it. I also appreciate this quote.

”Of course it is hard. (…) If it were easy, everybody would do it.”

That is what I have to remind myself when I have to run in hard conditions.

I don’t know for you, but here in the Province of Québec, is is FRE-A-CKING HOT. Sun and heat and humidity and everything. It is like 40 degrees outside right now. My boyfriend, who thinks that the top temperature should be fixed to 20 degrees, is miserable right now and the cat is laying 90% on the floor in search of fresh spots. Fun times!

Running after work in those conditions today was unconceivable, and let’s be honest, almost dangerous. I had to run an 11k today in my training plan and I am more than ever dedicated to it. It is just so close to mess everything up.

Therefore, I woke up at 5:45 this morning to go for my run while it was still fresh. And I swear, it wasn’t even fresh anymore à 6AM. It was already 25 degrees and the humidity was over the top. I could have used branchia.

By 6:15, my collegue (who wants to start training seriously for a half marathon herself), her dogs and I were ready to go.

I was HAAAAAAWT. I was sweating my life and every little sense of breeze was the nicest thing on heart.

Around the third kilometer, I thought about going back and finishing a 6k. I would be better than nothing, no?

But I did not.

Running, like every other sport, isn’t supposed to be all the time fun and easy and I’m running with butterflies and unicorn. Sometimes it is just plain hard and you want to give up.

This morning was one of those days. I think I needed to remember that.

Because, let’s be honest, running this half-marathon won’t probably the easiest thing in the world.

But I’ll go through it!

I know I can.

9 days to go.


2 Responses to "Nine days to go."

1 | unskinnygirl

June 21st, 2012 at 11:40 am


Ugh send some of that heat over here! We had a reeeeeaaaalllly hot week a little while ago (around the time your bf was out in Winnipeg) other than tha it’s been raining and chilly!!!!! Im heading out to a cabin next weekend in Ontario. I’m really hoping the weather is HOT for July long!!!! So please send some this way! Lol

2 | dysfunctionalbarbie

June 21st, 2012 at 11:56 am


When I lived in Ontario we got weather like that. Out here in Calgary we’d be lucky if we even hit 25. Theres an odd time we’ll get a heat wave of 30 degree’s but that’s about it. Definitely take it slow when you get weather above 30…try a treadmill in a gym where theres air conditioning instead..(I know treadmills are brutal I hate them! Lol)

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