June truly was a month of highs and more highs! From the euphoria of Comrades, to making memories on overseas holidays and finally getting back into a routine with a new running programme, it feels as if I am ready to give the second half of 2017 a good go. It’s crazy just how quickly the months are flying by. We’ve even booked our accommodation for one of our favourite races in November, Kaapsehoop. It’ll be race day before we know it. See you there?
1. KK successfully finishes his 4th Comrades marathon! Two days later, we jet set off to Germany for a much needed break! 2. Depeche Mode “Global Spirit Tour” concert! It was amazing! 3. Falling in love with Munich. 4. The Berlin Wall. 5. Memorial to the Murder of Jews in Europe was heartbreaking to visit. 6. Running Parkrun with family. 7. Annie & Emma come home from staying at my parents. Annie has recovered from pancreatitis. 8. Finding a new running route from the office through the beautiful suburbs. 9. Back to lazy Sundays & feeding the birds.
1. Running with Denise, tongues synchronized 2. Motivational quotes 3. Watching the beautiful sunrise before the race starts 4. Running ‘Slow Poke’ buddies 5. Running Junkies at track 6. Sorting out my running clothes 7. Photo shoot for my new blog header 8. Running funnies 9. Cooling my feet off after the run
1. Beach holidays – Umhlanga. 2. Annie’s mouth after breakfast – cuteness overkill. 3. Wine after a busy week – one word: relax. 4. Dad’s old shoes. 5. Track training through Winter – I’ve got this! 6. Sweet temptations at work. 7. Cocktails on the deck at Hyde Park. 8. Slippers – best invention ever! 9. Romantic suppers with KK.
If you’ve been following my blog for a few years now, you may recall that the Two Oceans half marathon is not one of my favourite running races (understatement). I find the anxiety of the congested start, the hype around the race, and making the race cut-off all contributing to it being a very stressful run. I’ve even documented my feelings in various blog posts throughout the years:
Yowzer! I’ve realized I’m clearly obsessed with the race and focus on pretty much all the negative things about it. So I decided to look at the positive side this year. Instead of analyzing all the negative things that stress me out about the race, I’m going down to Cape Town focusing on the positives.
I am one of the lucky ones who managed to get an entry.
An Easter holiday down in the fairest, most beautiful Cape. I can’t wait.
I am blessed to report that I am fit and healthy while there are others, such as KK, injured and having had to pull out of the race. Sorry KK.
My Dad will be running the race too! This might be the most special thing about that day and I’m going to try and run at least some of the way with him.
There are so many of my friends and Running Junkie training friends who will be competing. It’s been an honor training with them and I can’t wait to see them reach their goals.
I have trained hard. I have covered the distances and done the work I need to do.
My Championchip times show that I am able to run a 21.1km race in under 3:00 2:50 minutes. I no longer need to stress about that 3 hour axe cut-off over my head.
I am able to run a distance that majority of people have never even tried to run. I am a runner. I can run 21.1kms! Me!
The Two Oceans countdowns posted on social media still take my breath away and give me serious *goosies*! It’s going to be fab! It’s going to be epic! Two Oceans, here I come!
Are you also running? How are you feeling about the race?