Apologies that there has not been an FFS Friday for some time, but it’s hard to whine your life is pretty ACE … No FFS
I’m a still on a total runner’s high from my Gold Coast Half Marathon a couple of weeks ago … No FFS
My runner’s high pauses briefly when I actually have to go for a run … FFS
Because running is back to being hard work and everything still hurts … FFS
Whilst I was high on life I may have committed to running The North Face 50km next year … FFS
Sounds pretty awesome, right?
I was hyped until I downloaded the TNF50 training plan which suggest you start training on December 1st … FFS
And 6 days per week with some days training twice per day … FFS
Wait, What? December?
I like to be in a Sangria and Pimms and lemonade haze for the entire month of December … FFS
Jingle Fucking Bells.
The wet season is also here in all its humid holy hell by December and if you haven’t run by 7am you can forget it … FFS
We are talking 32C and 98% humidity by 8am most days … FFS
Flashback to post Sydney Marathon and I said I would never train for another marathon in Darwin again … FFS
TNF50km is also a beautiful TRAIL run … No FFS
I have never run on trails in my life … FFS
But it’s a challenge and I’m all in – for now … No FFS
Until it gets a bit tough then I’ll probably quit … FFS
I went on a semi trail run with the local runners club on Wednesday evening just to test the legs … No FFS
Running on soft sand is a little bit of hard work and this was only 6kms … FFS
It was only supposed to be 5kms and when I realised there was one more km to run I swore the entire way … FFS
I actually don’t swear a lot out loud, but I yell FFS inside my head about 100 times a day … FFS
There was a taller man in front of me who kept coughing like there was no tomorrow … FFS
I couldn’t pass him because of the skinny trail path … FFS
So bloody irritating – cough, cough, splutter, spit, cough … FFS
I cannot stand a spitter … FFS
If I was more humane I should have been concerned for his ill health … FFS
I run in flight/fight mode only. It’s all about me getting to the finish line … FFS
Why did I decide to run without music again? … FFS
I was just half a metre behind him when he finally pulled over to tie his shoe lace … No FFS
Run fast past the coughing machine. GO GO GO … No FFS
My running buddy told me he was actually vomiting into his hands when she ran past … FFS
STOP, did something wet touch me when I was running behind him?
I thought it was sweat. HB always flings his sweat on me when he runs … FFS
Please be sweat. Please be sweat.
This is what trail running does to you?
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