Monday, 19 January 2009

Quick Update on the run

I want to write a nice post about it, it was nice, I had so many things I liked. But unfortunately it is the beginning of what promises to be a bad week, responsibilities-wise. So bullet point quick update it is.

* It was great fun. ludwig ran with me.
* I had a 'strong' race. Thats the best way I can describe it. I felt good. Strong. I did better than my usual pace up to 17 kms. Might have lost it a bit after that. But I walked ONLY FIVE STEPS the entire duration of the race.
* Helicopter came too low and tried to kill us since the banners and placards on the side started flying into our running path. In the last 200 m (which is when I would have really liked to sprint and challenge my legs). Bad.
* Folk drum like thing all along the path was great, I paced my steps to match the drums!
* IPOD was fun. Despite the tendency of my shuffle to keep playing Mamma Mia! soundtrack. I was singing once in a while, much to ludwig's irritation (or surprise?)
* One blister. Rest is all fine. No calf cramps. No nail falling off. No recurrence of my December foot injury.
* Time? In the region of 2:10-2:15. Was aiming for sub-2 hours so a bit off that way from goal, but all things considered (like the foot, the lack of uniform training thanks to home situation, busy January thanks to work and home situation, bad sleep thanks to monster again, oh add the humidity too, excuses are aplenty, but who is counting?) I was happy with it.
* Fund-raising effort has gone well. Lots of cute donations. My friends are rock solid I tell you.

I wanted to run again this morning. Perhaps I can manage it tomorrow morning. Really. Not Kidding. Bring it on.

But now I have to change mind-set and do other stuff for the rest of the week and month. I figure if I don't breathe or sleep, I can get to February without incident. Yeah. Its one of those times in Kenny's life...

18 comments:

Serious Lounger said...

good show kbpm.. good show.. now get my bro also to run :D :P.. now thats something.. spent the weekend with the brat and the seal pup and feel like i have run a marathon :D :P..

Perakath said...

Ludwig is your dog?

kbpm said...

sl-
thanks. he does run. he is running very well of late. but he was traveling and returned home late in the night so ditched this time..

perakath-
NOOOOOO. He is my dear old friend from college & grad school & all. he is at choultry.blogspot.com just was lazy to link him up. argh. my bad.

JDB said...

"Ludwig is your dog?" - LOL

Babbi said...

congratulations!! ludwid is quiet a nickname..sounds Harry Potter inspired (Hedwig?? )

Rohini said...

Awesome! I am inspired. Maybe the Dream Run next year.

wordjunkie said...

Wow, I'm really impressed!

PG said...

i am soooo proud of you...kenny!

dipali said...

Well done Kenny! I'm very proud of you:)

ludwig said...

Woof woof. Look at Kenny's sexy legs as she runs. Woof woof. Can I have that biscuit now please?

kbpm said...

did i say i am real busy? well really i am.

dipali, PG, wj, Rohini, babbi - thanks! (& no No Harry Potter stuff I dont think).

jdb - gah

ludwig - OH SO YOU NOTICED? :-) I had shaved at least parts of it.

choxbox said...

yo kenny. well done girlie. proud of you.

Parul said...

Awesome stuff, O Goddess of half-marathons!! Am very proud of you!

You are right about wanting to run more after the event - I did 6 kms again today and am feeling none the worse for it.

Go the whole way next time. I have a feeling you can do it. Serious.

wisdomwearsneonpyjamas said...

Sigh. You're all brilliant AND you run like that AND you have sexy legs? What is this world if not unfair???
Great going! Applause! :0)

kbpm said...

chox-thanks
parul-well time to train is a big problem in the full. maybe in a couple of years? lets see.
oj-he is joking about my legs funny boy.

maidinmalaysia said...

a mother who has time to shave her legs, even in part...?

no way.

Ludwig said...

This dog don't joke. Biscuit please.

kbpm said...

mim- well. it was a special occasion and all you know.
ludwig- ok thanks dude. here, go fetch.