Thursday, 28 June 2012

With my Mommy

What a nice day to run a slow 3km! My mom and I maintained a conversation the whole way, which is a good sign. I wasn't tired at all at the end, I could've ran another 3km! Glad to see things really are back to normal. Now I'll just have to concentrate on my long distance for this week end.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Good Life

After running a 4km tempo today, I can proudly say that I started to feel like my old self again. It was just so easy and everything was going great! I even felt like sprinting at the end. We were going at 5:40 per km and it just felt so effortless. Maybe my hard work is paying off! I also set myself another goal to do 60 sit-ups every night, just for fun. It also motivates my mom to do the same ;)

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Feeling Better

Ran a little 3km tempo today by myself. The temperature was absolutely perfect! Even if I was supposed to run at 5:55 per km, I felt good enough to run at 5:38. I think that after having such a bad long distance on Sunday, I wanted to prove to myself that I could so better. It went very well and I always like to start my day off with a little exercise!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Long Distance

This morning I had my dad waking me up around 8:45 to go run a 7km. Let me tell you it wasn't easy at all! I hadn't eaten and was still very sleepy after going to bed at 11:00 PM the night before. I think that for the first time I started to wonder if I would be able to complete the program, it was really hard. We were supposed to run at 6:34 per km but ended up running an overall of 6:00 per km which is much faster. It's almost discouraging to see that I haven't improved and I feel like I'm doing worst everyday. Let's hope it gets better!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Slow Ride

After a long day of cleaning up my room, my mom, dad and I ran a slow 3km. It's always fun when you can go out and run and have a nice conversation at the same time without feeling exhausted. After my last race of the week tomorrow, the runs will start getting longer and harder. I'm looking forward to feeling some pain a little more, hahaha!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Here We Go!

I have always enjoyed running. I would participate in some races that my parents took part in and would always get good times or even win first or second place in my age category, without any training. When came the time to decide on what to do for my secondary five personal project, I chose that I would run a half marathon under two hours. But, the idea never felt challenging enough. I knew there was something else I could do. My mother is a nurse at l'Hôpital St-Justine in the intensive care department. She tells us many stories about the patients she takes care of but one of them hit me more than any other. It was a boy named Olivier who is the same age as I am. At the age of 13, he dove into a lake, head first, and instantly became quadriplegic. After a lot of time spent at the hospital, he was finally able to go home. The charity that helped him go back home due to the arrangements that had been made for his wheelchair were Les gouverneurs de l'espoir. I will be running this half-marathon for people like Olivier who don't have the chance that I do. My goal is to raise 500$ for this charity in the hope of changing someone else's life like they changed Olivier's life. So far, due to the end of year exams, I haven’t had the time to keep my blog up to date with my training. From now on, I will do the best I can to write as often as I possibly can on how my project is going. I’m already in the third week of my training with 47km done and overall, everything is great and I don’t regret having chosen this project one bit!