I know. It makes no sense for the time poor to make another website. Logic not my strong suit, obviously. Women Who Run is a photo blog. I love the simplicity of a photo blog. In the long term, I see it being full of women who are not myself who run, but at the moment I’m a little light on other people so I’m just taking a photo of my run. But soon I will be at Great Ocean Road half-marathon and I will be taking as many photos as possible. It even has its own Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. So proud.
It’s happening. That’s a bit exciting, isn’t it? It seems a long time coming, really. Short course training has been so much fun and far more rewarding than I thought it would be. I think we all know that I am not a sprinter by genetics or by heart. A fact cemented by a stranger asking me what my best half time was and replying with ‘so not that fast then?’ I DO FINE RANDOM STRANGER, JUST FINE. So it’s good I’m not over-sensitive at all, isn’t it?
This run, along with the next two I do before Great Ocean Road are essentially base-line runs using a heart rate monitor to find a good easy pace zone. The only hard thing about an easy run is making sure they stay easy and I want to make sure they do! Having an awesome training partner who appreciates that the most important thing about marathon training is deciding on what to eat afterwards is pretty exciting too. We will run Sydney, not be bothered at all by the 600m of elevation and then eat our way through Sydney. Living the dream.
Learn to Run and other fun things
We’ve expanded the Operation Move Courses to include Get Moving, Learn to Run, Event Training, Wellbeing and Nutrition. Anyone can pick up a training plan, but I think the really cool thing about Operation Move is the support and friendships that will be your biggest cheersquad and your biggest support in periods of low motivation. If you get in before Wednesday you can also win one of our courses on the Facebook page.
Random bits of fun
Kate and I posted these pictures to the Operation Move Instagram at practically the same time.
GREAT MINDS. Sometimes it’s those little things that remind you how connected you are to people, even when they are far away that really make your day.