Ok so the body is calm and ready for the envitable. I don’t know why I regard it as the envitable, as if I have no choice for it to happen. I do in fact have a choice, but it is going to happen.
However even though I am in the calm inevitable fate mind space, I am still slightly paranoid. I had a cold last weekend, it wasn’t bad and thought I had shaken it of, but I still think it’s sitting on my chest. Last night my chest was not feeling good, I basically diagnosed myself with pneumonia (Have I mentioned I am slightly a hypochondriac). I had pneumonia once before and it felt kinda similar, but no way near as bad. Anyway I told myself I would get a good night sleep and if I still felt the same I’d go to after hours and demand antibiotics and all would be fine…
Anyway clear light of day, chest still feels a little tight so not going for the run, don’t want it to develop into pneumonia 🙂 I’m sure it will clear up just fine (x fingers), just this is interrupting my tapering big time now. Oh well the inevitable is coming, and I would prefer to do the race with a clear chest and a bad taper than a dodgy chest and what still would have been a bad taper. But I will still go to the doc on Monday if I still have this feeling.
So what else have I been doing? I have had 2 runs since my last post. 1 was a hill effort, up major Aiken drive, and 1 a 30 min jog with 30sec efforts around the park. Was starting to feel my normal self by that last run.
The shoe saga
So I ordered the running shoes from states. Fed ex is normally really quick once they are packed, when you look at the package tracking it goes California, Hawaii, Auckland in almost a day. Not this time though, the package seems to have spent 3 days traveling around california and is still to leave the states! I was cursing Fed ex, why the one time I want a package delivered fast is it moving really slowly… then I realised that it was Thanks giving over there, I will forgive fed ex for that than, hopefully they are here my monday.
So the hair is about to get chopped chopped in about a hour, have been growing it lately, and it is almost through that awkward stage of growing out, but I just can’t handle my hair being long, and don’t want to have to carry that extra weight so it is gone burger today. My hair is really thick, when long takes forever to dry and used to give me headaches, I just thought I could cope with it long again, but I can’t.
The trouble with it short is the constant trips to the haridresser, oh I just hate going to the hair dresser. I apologise to all hair dressers.
Time to shop
So work is holding the xmas party the same day I will be running up around a lake, up and down a mountain along a valley floor to another lake. So because I will not be there they gave me my xmas present early so I could use it before I went away. So now have a voucher to Rebel to go spend… haven’t decided what I want yet, though leaning toward clothes, or some skins maybe… no I don’t think I need more than one pair of them, I’m heading to rebel today to do some scoping.
So heres the plan for the trip down to Te Anau. Leaving chch on Wednesday, going down to Tekapo. Staying there the night, then me and Dad will head down to Te Anau on Thursday. That gives me Friday to chill out in Te anau. Race on Saturday, hang out in Te Anua on Sunday (I don’t think I will be moving much, but if weather crap might head back earlier), and then head back to Tekapo on Monday, and home Tuesday. Just a bit worried that full day before hand might get to my head, but I don’t want to be tired from travelling for the race, plus its a Holiday, I haven’t been all the way to Te anua in while be nice to hang out.