I've never been featured on another blog before, but now I can say I have! You may have noticed Cathryn from My Heart's Content blog doing a really interesting series called Running The World, where a runner is interviewed about the running scene in their particular country. So far she has featured Myjka from the Czech Republic, Preeti from India, Grace and Holly from Singapore - and today she is featuring guess who from New Zealand!
|Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand - running heaven|
Anyone who knows me knows that I can talk about running forever, so I was thrilled to be asked. Click on over to her blog and have a read!
Exciting Thing #2:
I entered the Auckland Half Marathon in November. Thanks all for your thoughtful comments helping me to decide. I decided I'm not ready to train for a marathon this year, and I really like the idea of trying to run a sub-2 half instead. That means I need to knock about 11 minutes off my time, which doesn't sound huge until you look at the difference in pace:
2:10:22 = 6:10 pace
1:59:59 = 5:41 pace
I may have bitten off more than I can chew, but you never know. What I do know is that I need to try a little harder, so this could be a good thing.
I'm not the only one in my household running the half marathon - Steven is too! He started running when I was training for it last year and back then we ran at a similar pace, now he is streaks ahead and leaves me in his dust. At least he'll be waiting for me at the finish line!