I would like to point out, that this week was going to be a hill running intensive week. But life changes so plans must change. But what do you do when you are away from home and can’t run?
I’m sure many people have many answers to give, but it a bit stumped me. Its what I do when I travel (Ok I am not a jet set gypsy, but do travel occassionally for work), I run. Its easy to do, just make sure you make some running shoes and gear and you are good to go for the week.
I still packed the running shoes, but with different intentions.
(I wish I’d had a better camera with me than my mobile phone)
Tuesday morning the conference I was going to didn’t start till 10:30, so I decided to take the opportunity to go for a walk in the morning. The hotel I am staying at is on the other side of wellington(well the cbd) that I normally stay. As I discovered on my walk, I am only a couple of blocks from the beehive. So Iwalked in a place that I have never been. It didn’t take me long to discover a trail and get a sweat going climbing a hill. Coming down might have been a bit dodgy on the ankle.
The hotel has a gym, so Wednesday morning I decided to check it out. But its a bit small, and 30min sitting on the bike and I was bored, than did some core exercises, but blah.
This morning used the Hotel pool, probably about 20metres, bored blah. Strange I would have been prefectly fine at home in the Jelly Park pool.
Tommorow, I fly back at about lunch time, I probably should try and do something in the morning, I’ll try another walk.
This is going to interest absoulty none of the audience who read this blog, but I have to mention it.
It wasn’t really a conference, more of a intensive course. Silverlight is a new fandangle technology that mircrosoft is trying to introduce to the market (world wide they have about 30% in NZ that more like 20%, its a rival to flash, some of you will have it as a plugin to your browser, or if you got ie8 you already have it).
They put together this conference and invited key companies in NZ, that are most likely to adopt the technology. These companies were invited to send a top developer and designer, who would learn and adopt and bring it back to the company and teach others etc etc. So it was a bit scary, these were some of the best in our feild in our country. Well being me, I just walk in there with confidence (Yes sometimes I wonder why I have such confidence in some things and no confidence in others), you see when in work related the social situation doesn’t daunt me.
Long story short, it was 3.5days of brain sapping learning, its been hard, and quite frankly my mond wants to go to bed.
Unfortunatly, my body doesn’t. My body just doesn’t feel tired, it hasn’t been sapped of its energy.
The way forward
Jo has been busy and put together a 3 week programe. Included in that is some aqaujogging, and some eliptical training at the gym. Its starts next week, and I think with the program and goal in there, I will get the motivation back. Plus being back home it will help. Its like I have had a 2 week break… things will get back on track.
So we are taking things 1 week at a time, we’ll see how the things go, what the spealist says. But still aiming at the marathon. It will mean that if things go to plan, I will only have 2 weeks of running before the marathon. That does kind of worry me. We will fall back to the half if not that confident in my running.
Yes I have moved on from Routeburn, I have withdrawn, after a couple of down days I got over it pretty quickly… theres always next year.