20k in after the first weekend. Tomorrow is a 16 hour flight so might be a while before I get going again but hoping for a 2 days on / 1 day off routine, alternating distance and speed, and with stretches and some strength work daily. Although not bench pressing Emily, I understand thatâ€™s cruel and unusual!
Runs in Malaysia wonâ€™t be Runkeeper tracked as theyâ€™ll all be treadmill-centric. Here we goâ€¦.!
Iâ€™ve got a couple of months off after today! No detailed itinerary for you, webbiverse, because I want to dissuade stalkers and robbers, but the essence of the plan is to:
- Take Emily to meet her family in Malaysia and Denmark
- Train to do a half marathon as quickly as possible
- Finish creating a universe and write some short stories in it
- Help Amanda paint the living room and other assorted DIY stuff
- Spend a load of time with my girls, visiting friends, chillaxing
Itâ€™s very, very exciting. V. grateful to my employers, for giving me the opportunity (a benefit following 4 years service which Iâ€™m calling in after 7 years here!) and am looking forward to the break!
Tomorrowâ€™s my last day in the office for a couple of months as my sabbatical kicks in and prep starts for the half marathon. The diet will resume, the training programme will start, and Iâ€™ll be doing running PLUS for the next 8-9 weeks. I imagine Iâ€™ll try to use jetlag as an excuse â€“ off to Malaysia next week â€“ but it mustnâ€™t happen!
Wish me luck. Iâ€™ve been out of it for most of Feb so my resolve has been pretty weak. But winter is leaving, and its time to hit the tarmac once againâ€¦
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