Day: 18Time: 83 Minutes
Distance: 11.6 KM
Today was a day of interruptions. As I was running, I suddenly needed to go to the bathroom. So I had to stop to do that(For your sake- I provide no details). Then I jumped back on the machine, started running and suddenly received a phone call I needed to answer. So my speed today was not impressive.
My distance on the other hand, is pretty darn good. 11.6KM is now the longest I have run. It is 2km more than I need to run each day- so I took a lovely nice chunk out of the discrepancy between how many kilometres I have run, and how many I need to have run to date. Funny thing is- I could have kept on going. I was loving it!!
As I walked from the gym, I realised that if I had an entire free day, I would spend a few hours in the gym. As you may have read previously, I am finishing my PhD. When I hand it in, I am going to take a month off. Just to go fishing and read and relax. In that month, I am going to run like hell. The thought of being able to relaxedly go to the gym, run for a few hours, maybe even go have a break and then come back and run some more…. Well that sounds really good to me right now.
But more importantly, it is less than 3 weeks since I started and I am regularly running anywhere from a few hundred meters to a few kilometres more than I need to each day. What’s going to happen in a month?!?! CRAZEE
However, there was one thing about today that was interesting. Today I wore a normal tshirt(not a running shirt). At the end of my run, I realised it was completely soaked with sweat. When I mean soaked, as in imagine someone got a bucket of water and just poured it over you. That’s how wet my shirt was. LOOK AT THE PICTURE! So today I burnt some serious calories and also pumped out a lot of sweat. But man did it make me look like a bad ass running behemoth!!! BAM
Day 17: Day Off
They always say that the first step of any addiction program is to admit that you have a problem!
I have a problem!
Running is my Meth.
"Methamphetamine increases alertness, concentration, energy, and in high doses, may induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem and increase libido"-Wikipedia
I think that is all true, but only if Libido takes the true Latin Entymology " libīdinis" which means wantoness...as that is one of my favorite words!
But it appears to also have the whole 'disastrously addictive' aspect of meth too. Last night, as I lay in bed- I was thinking of how much I was not looking forward to having a day off today. Today, I wanted to run. I was annoyed and angry that my foot was sore with the silly blister. It got a little shock.... after 2.5 weeks- I am addicted!
Looking back on it I realised that I am addicted. Over the last few days, I decided that when I run, I must run 10km. So I did it. Even when I had run 9.3km in the first hour and was exhausted, I jumped off the machine- had a drink and then got back on the machine for a few minutes just to take it past 10km. It wasn't just cause it was a goal- I literally just had to do it!
The other day my mate Jack made me a bet. He was going to donate some money and the amount he will donate will depend on how I go... so here is what he offered
$50- He would donate this RIGHT NOW- it's a safe bet as it didn't depend on my goal.
$100- If I completed the 3000km in under a year he would donate a cool hundred. If I failed- he would only give $25.
I took the third option. I said it within 2 seconds of him finishing his sentence. Why? Because I realised how addicted I am about running. So, I decided to go for it and trust that I am addicted enough... So I just jammed a needle into my blister to get the liquid out and it can hopefully heal quicker! Hurt- but I want to run bad!
Now can tomorrow PLEASE come a little quicker!!!