Monday, November 28, 2005

A Day in My Life

I got up at 5:40am and got ready for my run – 13 miles, basically a half-marathon before breakfast. I was looking forward to wearing my brand new pair of adidas Supernova Cushion for the first time. The morning seemed bitterly cold, but after 3 miles I felt overdressed, despite wearing only two layers. The air seemed to get chillier as the run went on though, and by the end of it I felt a tad cold. I didn’t run as fast as anticipated, therefore I ended up being a few minutes late by the time I got to the office. Work was quite stressful, and in the evening I played soccer for an hour (and got beaten heavily). When I got home I just had time to hastily eat my dinner, then I had to bath my eldest son (age 4). Then mummy had to leave and it was down to daddy to make sure all 3 kids did their teeth and wee wee, and then it took 3 bed time stories plus a bottle for the youngest one to finally get them all to bed. By this time it was after 9 o’clock. You think I’m tired? Too right I am.

Tomorrow is a rest day. And if it weren’t planned as a rest day, it still would be a rest day, because I’m ready to drop.

27 Nov: 4 miles recovery run, 35:12, 8:48 pace
28 Nov: 13 miles, 1:51. 8:32 pace

8 comments:

  1. Your post wore me out. Enjoy the rest. You need it:)

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  2. Whew! I think I want to take a nap now...

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  3. Yikes! A half before work - kudos to you. I don't think I would have made it to work! And nice time, to boot! You've earned a rest day, for sure.

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  4. Nice run Thomas, I sometimes put 2 kids down myself and that's more than enough to wear me out on its own. Enjoy your recovery.

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  5. Man, now your making me feel guilty for not helping out more with my 4 kids. I already felt guilty enough after reading Mike's posts about running 90 miles a week, working full time and still waking up in the middle of the night to help out with the kids. Maybe blogging will make me a better helper as well. Thanks for the post.

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  6. Now that is what I call a busy day, I guess I no longer have any ground to complain about how warn out I AM, whew!

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  7. Enjoy your rest day, sounds like you need it!

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  8. wow! you are a runner. half-marathon is an awesome start to a day... that would be my day!

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