Groannnn…. a killer training session this morning. When we first heard what we were doing, I thought, "ooo, that will be pleasant" because we were running along some beautiful, tree-lined streets with amazing houses so the view is wonderful. By the end of the session, I was half dead! We did 4 x 2km reps, the first at our marathon pace, which I predicted to be about 6mins 5 secs. Each rep was 5 seconds faster. It was a subtle killer, let me tell you! I am hurtin' all over! But I am so glad I did it and also, for the first time, I remembered to take my frozen "Up & Go" protein drink to have on the way home and it was absolutely SCUMPTIOUS! Like a chocolate thickshake!
So, today I am meeting the coaching co-ordinator of InTraining, Linda, to discuss the idea of getting a beginner 10km running group started, with me coaching it! I am basically doing that with my Saturday morning group, but am not 100% confident about it and would like to get a bit more structure happening and also, be able to give the girls a program. Then at lunchtime my old neighbour and ex-ABC journo is putting me in contact with someone who works in the communications/PR industry and we are having lunch together. I am quite excited although Bob and Nadia probably will be wondering WHY? But it's always that way, when you have been in a job for a long time, other people always think that what you do is exciting and glamorous, don't they? I hope that talking with Nadia will help me decide which course I want to do and give me ideas about work opportunities at the other end of it. We'll see! Nothing like a few natural disasters to jerk you into action about doing something you've always wanted to do, right?