Questions left unanswered.

So many question’s I have in my head and so many are all too often left unanswered.  What I mean by this is my head is very deep, I constantly want to know the meaning of everything I come across.  Why are things the shape they are, are they this shape for a reason and if so then why?

What this leads to is a wealth of seemingly useless information but I always feel it’s better to know the full facts.

So enough dribble and a quick fill in on the training, 8 week’s to the marathon and my training is coming along steadily.  I am enjoying the training and not placing pressure on myself.  I have invested in 2XU compression calf socks and shorts which have helped the cramps in the old calf muscles.  I always thought runners who wore compression socks looked stupid, now I also look stupid but know they do the trick so I can live with that.

I also now realised that running in the spring in winter gear is a bad idea, it leads to a salt marked sweat face and a face like busted mattress.  I could have stopped and taken off a layer or two but by that stage I was so far into the run I was nearly home and just wanted to die!

Cash and I ran in the Waggy Races 5km and it was the best run/race I have done in for a long time.  It was so much fun and all the dogs were brilliant, there were all shapes and sizes (dogs and owners) and cash ran like a pro.  We came second and won a photo shoot which will be easy as cash has no problem throwing a pose.  Next time I will try keep up with him and maybe we can win!

I always question things I do, maybe it’s not always good but I think it leads to lots of answers and future possibilities of these.  Try it, you will be surprised as to what it leads too.

Thanks for reading.

Here are a couple of pictures from the waggy races.  The boy done great!

Excuses not to run

I have heard a lot of excuses and found myself saying some of them to myself on occasions too. But when the weather is wick, you are tired and have a hundred of things to do that are swirling around your head sometimes it’s just great to stick on your gutties and go for a run. 

It’s now the spring and as the weather has ‘warmed’ up a little it’s a great time to re-evaluate goals that were made in January.  I have done just that and last weekend entered the mourne way marathon which is now 12 weeks away.  I  am not going to put myself under pressure to have to get certain miles in which I know for me will be a disaster. Instead I’m going to run when I feel good, enjoy it and I know my miles will slowly creep up because it’s enjoyable. 
Yesterday I had message to run in carrick so went in my running gear and planned to stop off at lough shore in jordanstown on my way home for a run with cash. Disaster. It was awful I just felt well crap, I stopped went back to the car and thought right Claire forget about it and today went to stormont and had a fantastic wee run and Cash was feeding off my mood and he too had a good run. 
Exercise can be such a mental barrier, sometimes just getting out the front door is a real hardship but once you start it usually makes me feel 100%better.
We all have demons to overcome, sometimes or maybe always I use exercise to funnel my stress and mood out via sweat. I guess that’s why I love it so much because it clarifys things. That for me is huge.
So take a look at what goals you set yourself in January. Re jig them or if they have been met make new ones.
Thanks for reading.