The Dubai Women’s Run is tomorrow. Wow that came around quickly…I signed up in July thinking pfft November is ages away and now it’s tomorrow. At 7am. Be at the start at 6.30am. Crap. I am not a morning person. I did however do a 4.5k run last Friday morning after dropping Paul’s parents at the airport at 6am so it’s not like I haven’t done it before. It’s just strange as if you had told me this time last year that I would be getting up at 5am on Friday morning to go for a run, I would have been all like, “you fricken crazy?” I have teased people…predominantly one of my super-fit best friends.. for running at any time of day on their weekends, and now here I am.
I am nervous but super excited but can’t wait for it to be over all at the same time. At the end of the day (or beginning of it), it’s 45mins max. Fingers crossed to under 40 but we will see. I want to run as much of it as I can and 8 weeks ago that was 30 seconds!
Paul and I played tennis this week and it was incredible to feel, and for him to recognise as well, that I could get to balls that I never could at the beginning of the summer and after 45 mins I was sweaty but primarily hungry, which was the reason we stopped at 45. I didn’t feel as if my legs were tired or that I didn’t have the energy to chase down balls and that is an awesome feeling. I am still hovering around 80kg but I haven’t been particularly focused on diet so I know why and with Paul’s best friend and his wife coming and then my friend from Ireland and Rugby7’s and Christmas and more friends…well there is always an excuse in Dubai to go out and eat lovely food. If I can lose another couple in the next 2 months, well then great, if not well I am down 7 since May so hopefully bit by bit it will keep coming off.
Am going to leave with a quote from Bendoeslife who was my inspiration to start this in the beginning-
“Think about four months ago. Think about where you were. What were you doing? Now think about how cool it would be if the four-months-ago version of yourself decided to start at that moment. Think about where you would be now. Four months of diet and exercise. Four months without a cigarette. Four months of doing life. A lot can improve in four months.
Think about how fast the past four months have flown by. These next four are going to go just as fast. Why not start right now?”