Morning blog world!
I'm back and fiting fit (ish) after my weekend full of hen party fun, singing, dancing, hot tubing and then rehearsals on Sunday. I totally lost my voice on Sunday night and just getting it back now but a small price to pay for what was a wonderful weekend!
As promised, I manged to sneek in 2 cheeky runs while I was away. My run on Friday morning was glorious, it was a lovely day in Edinburgh and I decided to step up to my fear of running outside and I took to the pavements for a quick 40mins around HolyRood park.
Saturday morning around the lake and golf club at the lodge resort we were at for the hen weekend provided the location for the run. A lovely 30 mins around the lake (avoiding the angry swans and ducks that chased you) and up over the hill back to the log cabin.
I spent the weekend with some of my closest friends and one of the biggest moments for me was when one of them commented on how good I looked. She hadnt seen me since Oct/Nov last year and said she saw a difference in me and thought I looked great! Its always nice to hear things like that about you, but when you know the person really really means it its even better :o).
I wont go into the full hen weekend goings on (mainly because the walls have ears) but what I will tell you is that bubbly, hot tubs and WII Kareoke mix really really well and a lime and ginger salt exfoliation with a massage the next day is a fantastic hangover cure. We had a good selection of food for both nights, we brought our own so lots of healthy options like vegetable sticks and corn on the cob and salads, however I think my attraction to Sailor Jerry rum undid all my good work. Never mind, your best friend only gets married once right!
Hit the gym yesterday morning, not feeling 100% I decided to work on my upper body but soon realised that even that was too much, so I hopped onto the X trainer for 20 mins of moderate excercise on that. Better than nothing I figure!!
Today I'm resting, back to the gym tomorrow for a long run. I'm planning to reach 9k or even go the full 10k depending on time. Its 2 weeks until the Bupa 10k in Edinburgh and I'm getting nervous that I've never ran that distance before and I'm starting to feel me put pressure on myself to get a good time. I need to keep reminding myself that this is a training run for Kilimanjaro and that times don't matter. But if I take longer than 75mins to do it I'll be gutted.
Hope the volcanic ash isn't disrupting too many of you - my thoughts go out to all the families spread out all ove rhte world unable to get back to their home. The sheer power of nature is eye opening.
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