Thank you for your kind wishes for a speedy recovery for Bella.
She’s her old self again, actually she was that the day after on Thursday. But that makes it hard too because she can’t run, jump or play yet and she wants to so badly. She’s still on painkillers till tomorrow so she doesn’t feel if it hurts. Today we let her in the garden because the past 2 days all she did was sit in front of the window and look outside. She seems to be okay but we don’t take it for granted.
Yesterday we had two gardeners to clean up our garden and make it ready for Summer. They were working in it for almost 4 hours which means that if I had to do it myself it would have costed me more than a day. Both R. and I don’t like to garden very much so every year the gardener comes in Spring and cleans up everything. After that it’s not too much work for us to keep it clean.
First of all: Edward II arrived Thursday and had his debut this morning. Can anyone tell me how I can easily rename my Garmin into Edward II? I forgot how I did it last time.
Today was my last long run before the half next week. They say when you have a bad last rehearsal, your premiere will go great. Well let’s hope this goes for me too next week. The run wasn’t that great, it wasn’t all to bad either looking back at it. My legs were fine, it was the mind playing dirty tricks on me again. After 6K I started adding walking breaks. And I walked A LOT on this run. At 9K I was ready to quit and call R. to pick me up. It took a lot of self peptalk to keep going and I did finish the run.
This happens to me all the time before a race at a distance I haven’t run before: a week before it the negative selftalk begins. I know I can do this, I’ve trained over 3 months for this, almost every run was a good one. But a week before D-day I’m getting insecure: can I do this, will I finish. Somehow it’s hard to believe that I can really do this and I’m not a failure.
How do you handle being insecure before a race?
Weather: dry, not to much wind, 12C (53 degrees), perfect weather for running.
Distance: 20 K / 12.4 miles
Average time: 7:16 /km
Average speed: 8.3 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Black Eyed Peas – Don’t lie
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 100 – Sunday April 10
After a long time I worked on 1 of my cross stitch works again.
Day 101 – Monday April 11
On Monday we always receive a lot of junk mail in the mailbox.
Day 102 – Tuesday April 12
Rainbow on Tuesday morning
Day 103 – Wednesday April 13
The patient: miss Bella
Day 104 – Thursday April 14
Bought new running clothes. No pink this time but blue, a color I like a lot too.
Day 105 – Friday April 15
Garden after the gardeners cleaned everything up.