Shout. Scream. Do what you have to do to drown out that voice in your head that says ...
Go back to sleep.
You don't need to run today.
You deserve a break.
You've done enough.
IF you don't drown out that voice this morning, then THIS is what you'll hear aaaaaaalll day....
I should've run.
I feel so guilty.
Maybe I'm not a runner.
I'll have to run tonight.
Remember why you run. Write those reasons down right now. So when you need something to shout and scream at that voice that tells you not to run ... shout and scream your reasons.
Shut them up. Drown them up. Shoes on ... RUN.
Friday, 3 October 2014
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
As far as runs go... That one was pretty average.
We were both tired.
We were both grumpy.
But. We ran.
It was slow and there was even some ... Walking.
Yeah. It was pretty average.
But what would we have done if we didn't go at all?
Poured the wine too early. Sat on our bums. Ate too much. Felt guilty.
So yeah... An average run tonight.
But an average run is a million times better than no run.
Average beats nothing.
Posted by Kath Bier at 19:27
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Here we go!!!!!
Hill run done.
Oh this is the very definition of bliss.
I'm gonna snuggle down now and enjoy this... completely and utterly.
Posted by Kath Bier at 20:01
Saturday, 20 September 2014
What is a friend?
Really though. Have you ever wondered? What does an actual friend look like?
Yes yes, I know all the definitions. A friend is there when others are not. A friend will only get in your way if you're going down not up. A friend is etc etc etc.
I've heard and read all the definitions.
Well... Now I know. I know what a friend looks like. It looks like Nicky.
Last weekend I got sick. With no explanation. Out of the blue I got really sick. It was scared. Actually I was terrified. I was panicked. And I was embarrassed.
But Nicky was there. A solid absolute sense of warmth and safety.
CS Lewis said something once about friendship being unnecessary. Something about it not being necessary for survival.
I found the quote...
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival." ~C.S. Lewis
I probably WOULD have agreed with that. But I don't now.
Friendship, when it is in it's purest form, is necessary. It is vital.
One more thing... You'll love this...
Even when I was drugged up in the hospital and expecting to stay the night ... Nicky popped out to get our race packs for the half marathon the next day.
Just in case.
We ran. Our 7th half marathon. And we set a new PB. Our slowest half ever.
Posted by Kath Bier at 10:31
Sunday, 7 September 2014
There we were. Outside the gate. Mucking around. Adjusting our caps, tightening our laces, deciding whether or not to add another layer, setting our watches... Mucking around. Doing everything we could to put off the run.
Then Nicky's husband came at us with a hose!!!
An actual hose!
Spraying water at us!
There's a little bit of hope in the mucking around. Hope that something might just happen ... so that we can say "We can't run now!" I always secretly pray for a civil emergency.
It's always tough. It's always hard. Even just getting your gear on can be soul destroying. But you know right? Deep down inside... You know ... You have to run.
So stop mucking around... If I could squirt a hose of icy cold water at you I would.
Posted by Kath Bier at 10:41
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!
A woman at the 10k today told us that she was using us to get her to the finish line.
She said if she could just keep up with us she knew she could get in done under an hour.
She said she could hear us talking and told us that it was easy to see who the bossy one was.
AND SHE POINTED AT NICKY!!!!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
Bossy? Nah. Nicky just has this unfailing faith in my ability to cross the finish line in a good time.
So when I start to struggle and slow... She's there pushing me along.
"She's the bossy one" ... Gonna laugh about that for a while!!!
Posted by Kath Bier at 12:40
Sunday, 10 August 2014
My friend made a joke about me running the other day.
Thundering along like a rhino.
It's funny cos it's true.
I'm not a lithe and light and toned and taught runner.
I'm a rhino.
So. If your excuse is that you're a rhino... Well that just isn't fair.
The rest of us rhinos are running.
So run rhino run.
Posted by Kath Bier at 09:52