16 May 2011

doing what i say i'm going to do- catch up

erm... well...erm...
wk4- 60 lakeland fell miles, 1.5hrs pool swimming, 15 very, very cold minutes of reservoir paddling. all in all a lovely holiday, and then everything went to pot!

wk5- a shock to my system as my first (nurse) placement started, new hours, new routine. being friendly and interested is blimin' tiring! just 30minutes of pool time with the highlander mountain marathon at the end of the week.

wk6- the highlander really took it out of me. jane managed to get back to running this week but i just felt exhausted, there were plans of doing the fling but in reality it was an impossibility. no excerise happened this week but i did get very, very drunk....

wk7- my hang over lasted a long time...the only outdoor fun was *that* bivvy.

wk8- still feeling broken and tired, no running or cycling all week. but i did get very, very drunk at the weekend...

wk9- suddenly i see a pattern emerging! i resolve not to break myself this weekend, whether it's by booze or miles. 30miles of cycling, 9miles of trail running but more importantly, no booze!

so, that's my "training" up to date. yet again i've made exactly the same mistakes as i always do, too much, too soon.......

(apologies)
anyway, things are starting in earnest again BUT i'm taking it really slowly. just because i know i can ride 100miles or stay on my feet for 12hrs doesn't mean i have to. it just means i'm very, very stubborn and will end up broken. just because those little san miguel stubbies are on offer and slip down easily doesn't mean i have to have a six pack ready and waiting. the theme for the next 5wks is going to be little and often (not the booze obviously), taking me up to the end of my placement, then it'll be time for the big stuff.

9 comments:

Chris said...

Nice micro blogging!

Are the stubbies evil Tesco's fault?

sbrt said...

"you never know what is enough until you have had more than enough".

Quote from Blake
Mystic, artist, poet and 18th centuary adventure racing caner.

Dorian Grey said...

Resting is an important part of training, the body & mind sometimes needs time to catch up. You dont seem to be going to bad really Kate, and as you said these "rests" just make you more determined to step the level up.
The Waterboys! Brilliant, I was listening to the very same track on sunday morning for about the first time in ages then low & behold its back again. As for the beer side of things I just put that down to carb loading sessions!! Well you have to look for the positive in everything. I'm off to a beer festival this weekend in Hartington....not to get drunk obviously but to just load up on carbs... :P

jumbly said...

Little and often, sounds good.

kate said...

chris- not tesco, local corner shop that's about 30meters away :-\

sbrt- 'moderation is a fatal thing. nothing succeeds like excess.' Oscar Wilde.... now i'm confused ;)

dorian- ha, i like your style! i've actually had this song in brain for a few days now, hoping this will be a sort of cathartic exercise. have a good carbo session ;)

jumbly- all or nothing....more likely!

JessiePants said...

Kate, you are just amazing! Enjoy reading about your adventures and it is good to know that even a hardcore gal, such as yourself does take a break every now and again.
GREAT tune, haven't heard it for a minute!

ultra collie said...

don't bang the drum ;)
it cant always be the perfect way we planned it to be
besides a bit of (im)balance does you good

swiss said...

ah the incompatibilities of drunkiness. and that pesky rest stuff.

work has proved annoyingly prevalent since my return. off for some borders shenanigans shortly then maybe a kyle-montrose offroad c2c at the end of next month. lovely. (no booze and lots of sleep!!)

kate said...

jessie- hahaha, glad i've manged to fool you ;)

uc- hmmm, maybe i need to plan my drinking more. a booze plan...

swiss- how can something so nice be so bad :-/ oooh, that c2c sounds brill, which bike?