Saturday, 5 April 2008

Ever closer

The weather has been kind, although the wind can be rather intensive. My training is coming along nicely. I am developing calf muscles like walls of rock; my breathing has settled down too. I can't ever go back to the disgusting habit of smoking, I won't go there. Why do people do it, it's horrible and evidence proves, it eventually KILLS you! I checked the calender yesterday, my race day is getting ever closer. I'm actually rather looking forward to it. My appetite has doubled but so far my weight has not...phew! I am starting to suffer slightly with hard skin, but as I learnt over the years of marathon running, this can be solved quite easily with a regular application of Vaseline petroleum jelly, 'Mmmmm' can think of other ways of using it!!!!! Any how this softens the offending area from becoming blistered, when applied on a regular basis. I have graduated from not just one mile but three.... still got a long way to go yet though. My sponsor money's doing nicely.. about £120. I often think about my best friend and what she'd say if she knew what I was doing... I can see her face now even as I sit here typing away. I used to cry but now I hold my head up high and smile at her. I don't think I'm losing my mind as I often hold a conversation with her... it keeps me sane! Today is my rest day, but itching to get out there tomorrow and run some more. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly at the ready!

4 comments:

VBF! said...

Why do I smoke anyway? I guess I smoke because I don't really care enough about myself, and couldn't give a rats about my own health!

The only time that I did quit so easily was when I found out I was pregnant, I quit for 3 months like there was nothing to it!

It's funny, I'd do it to save my babies life but not my own. Unfortuantely I miscarried anyway, and the stress of it got me back to smoking again.

Good on you though for making an effort with your health and keeping a promise to your mate! I'd love to do the same one day!
:-) xx

Indigo said...

vbf~ forgive me I don't know you, you have your reasons for smoking, I did for many years, it's an addiction, smoking weed is less addictive than nicotine, apparently! I'm not judging any one.. each to their own. But thank you for reply & I'm sorry for your miscarriage..x..

Jackie Adshead said...

Glad you're enjoying getting back to running again, and have found a good use for vaseline!

Indigo said...

Thank you Jackie, you'd be surprised at just how many ways vaseline can be used..!!!!!!!! Lol.