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Don’t Stop Me Now!

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I suck at resting. I really really do. I get restless,  I get bored and, most of all, I dislike being cooped up all day.

After two days of fever, I found myself with just a sore throat and runny nose yesterday. And it was a beautiful day. Just beautiful. 🙂

So, as I was going stir crazy, I took myself out for a bit of walking.

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A couple of hours, tops. 😉 Just getting that fresh air and sunshine made me feel more energetic.

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And I kept myself scarved and besocked just in case the ever so slightly chilly wind wanted to play tricks on me again…

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Most of all though, I wished for my running shoes. 😉 I guess I just find it mentally difficult not to run on a lovely day.

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I got home to a super grouchy feline.

Both of us have been feeling a bit off this week. She had that little operation on Monday. No kittens ever for the kitty now.

Surprisingly, she handled it really well. (I’ve dealt with post-op felines twice before.) She was basically back to acting like a normal cat in less than 12 hours after surgery and had her first snack immediately after coming home and had no digestion or bathroom issues. Good girl.

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Oh man, but does she hate the vest! I’ve had to get her back into it four times now. She’s such a gigantic baby though, that most of the time she’s just sleeping on my lap.

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Um. Okay.

Since this is neither a cat blog nor an Estonia picture blog… Running.

My first half marathon is in 48 hours.

Time flies. Right?

I think I’m prepared. I have to trust that I am.

I’ve been good about my training plan, I’ve tapered. My only run this week was the seven kilometres on Tuesday. I walked some yesterday.

And I started today with a nice long massage. Shiatsu this time. Painful, but I can already feel it working its magic as all my limbs are tingling.

I ate a lunch of far too many strawberries:

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(Hey, vitamin C for faster recovery, right?)

But I’m gonna start the complex carb loading tonight and have also selected my meals for tomorrow. (Definitely no overdoing with berries or fruit then!)

I’m obsessively checking the weather forecast for Saturday.

Unfortunately, it hasn’t changed in days, so this is probably going to be it:

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Yikes!

Can’t say I’ve ever run in weather this hot. Usually, on days like this I wait for the evening. The half marathon is at three in the afternoon.

This is both a good and a bad thing.

A) Probably the hottest time of the day.

B) Pretty much exactly the time of the day I usually run.

I’ve decided on my clothes and shoes. They’re washed and packed. I’m carrying my own bottle belt with the isotonic drink and gels I usually use on my long runs. I’m relying on the stations for water.

I’ve read that people don’t advise to run the first half (or full) with music… But I always listen to music. I think I’d just get bored without it. But honestly, I haven’t decided yet.

We have the bus tickets.

Leaving Tallinn on the eleven am bus, arriving at the finish area around one. From there, a special race bus takes us to the starting line at two o’clock and then we’ll have about 45 minutes for final prep.

Nervous? Me?

You bet.

Excited?

Absolutely!

K.

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One thought on “Don’t Stop Me Now!

  1. Cute kitty 🙂 Our cat didn’t have to wear a vest after the op, she just had a shaved patch and a little 1inch wound with stitches. She didn’t seem to be bothered by it at all.

    Posted by MrsB | June 21, 2013, 5:32 pm

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