I’m covering ground!

59 days to Christmas! Isn’t it exciting?! I’m aware that Christmas is/was originally a religious holiday and I’m certainly NOT religious but I do love Christmas. I love how family and friends come together, the happiness, the presents, the songs and the movies. I could quite easily sit and watch Christmas movie after Christmas movie for hours. My favourite movie to watch during the festive season is It’s a Wonderful Life; it is the best movie to watch during the holiday season.

As for my running, I’ve now left New Brunswick on my virtual run across Canada. I’m in Quebec on highway 185 and approaching a town called Notre-Dame-du-Lac (which I’m assuming is near a lake!). I’ve already covered more than 738 kms on this run and I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m averaging about 5 km a day (it has been 143 days so far) which isn’t too damn bad for a “virtual” run!

152 days to the Reading Half-Marathon and my training is going fine so far. I’ve started increasing my long runs on Sundays and last Sunday I covered 14 km over 1 hour 20 mins. I’ll push it up a bit further and hold it up until Christmas. In the new year I’ll gradually increase it again so I’m prepared for the Half.

I’ve also previously mentioned that I’m going to go back to the running club to boost my training. I’ve been giving it some thought and I’ll probably go back during the Christmas holidays (I need to renew my membership anyway) and continue during early part of the new year before the Half. It’ll give my training an added boost with track sessions on Wednesday nights.

I’m running out of things to talk about (I did say in my very first post that I was crap at this) so I’ll leave you with a link to a news story about a race that took place on the weekend. All I can say is that I’m glad I wasn’t taking part in it!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/7691020.stm

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