Chi G.

Chi G.

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  • Sep 25th, 2016 at 10:33PM

Watermelon. Red. Sweet. Cold. Juicy. Watermelon. That's all I could think of for the first 8kms - my post run fruit treat. And then disaster struck. I realised I ate all the watermelon last night for my fruit snack and there would be none left for tonight. It was almost 10pm, my husband is away and the stores are closed anyway. What to do? How could I be so careless and not have stocked my fridge with watermelon? What amazing treat can I now use to motivate myself to finish the 13kms? It has to be cold. Apple? No - reminds me too much of apple and egg white dinners on KB. Plums? Too small. Orange? Too much effort to peel. Banana? Not cold. I couldn't think of anything.

I was dejected but pressed on. I wasn't going to let the lack of a yummy fruit treat sabotage my run. And it didn't - I finished the 13kms in 1 hr 36mins. Very happy with that - surely it must be a PB for me. Admittedly my husband ran the Niseko half marathon last week in 1hr 37mins. But hey, I'm just learning and having fun. And then just as I had 500m to go I remembered - I froze some slices of cantaloupe last week. Perfect treat. Phew.

Disaster averted and another great Kenzai program completed. Thank you so much Malia and my KRun 10k team. I am not a born runner and I think this program has, in some ways, been a lot harder even than KB3 to fit in to my day. But I have learnt so much - can't believe I ran 13kms. And if you had asked me a few weeks ago as I was huffing and puffing, pushing the stroller along in the rain, I would have said you were nuts. Thank you all again and I am already looking forward to the next program - maybe K Ski...

 
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7 comments

Amol B.Amol B.Kenzai Member
over 4 years ago

Well done Chi! That was a great blog visualizing what was going on in your mind while you were running that 13k! Enjoy the treat! It was great doing k-run with you!!


    Malia HirschmannMalia HirschmannKenzai Member
    Trainerover 4 years ago

    You're showing your Kenzai colors, Chi! Most runners might dream of beer or cheeseburgers, but not you! You had a lot to juggle with the run workouts and your commitment to get them done (often late at night in the dark!) no matter what was impressive. You should feel proud of what you accomplished here and the PBs you set along the way. You've got the knowledge and skills now to dip into a run whenever the mood strikes you...and the weather and kids cooperate (: Congratulations on being COMPLETE!


      Robin K.Robin K.Kenzai Member
      over 4 years ago

      Great blog Chi and super well done! You're going to be fightng fit for the slopes this winter.


        Stew F.Stew F.Kenzai Member
        over 4 years ago

        Well done Chi, another loop checked off and smoked in the never ending KENZAI training circles.

        Nashi pears ............... thats what it wud (will be) for me, crisp, juicy nashi!


          Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
          Trainerover 4 years ago

          Well done Chi - great results


            Jade B.Jade B.Kenzai Member
            over 4 years ago

            Congrats Chi ! Your blog is amazing, I love the bit of visualizing watermelon during your run :)


              Tamera A.Tamera A.Alumni
              over 4 years ago

              Oh my goodness, I am dying here! I was happy to read at the end that everything worked out and that it was a happy ending. Ha. Your time was amazing, too! You are one tough mama and I look forward to seeing you again on another program. (PS. My favorite fruit treat is heating up frozen blueberries and then adding a cold, sliced green apple. The two together is heavenly! Just a suggestion to a fellow fruit junkie.)


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