Wednesday 28th May 2014

Workout Soundtrack: Hatebreed – ‘Satisfaction is the Death of Desire’

5km 19:26 (Forest Five, session 2a)

1 minute rest

2km 8:57 (Forest Five, session 2b – warm down)

I spent this morning replying to e-mails and Facebook messages that people had sent to offer support throughout the rehoming Loki process and, in a way, it helped to turn an emotional corner. I’ve still been feeling sad, upset and tearful all day but after reading the messages and replying to them I’ve felt a lot more positive about Loki’s chances of finding somewhere perfect to live and soon.

So, with a lighter heart I set out for my pre-work workout this morning. I averaged 3:53 per klick over my 5km effort which I was very pleased about and was only thirteen seconds off my year’s best for the distance – I can feel myself growing stronger with each run and the numbers are showing this too which is making me feel pretty good! I hope that by the time I reach the start line at Frankfurt in October I’ll be running comfortably at around 3:55/4:00 per km and will have ran a few 5km training sessions under 19:00…time will tell but it doesn’t hurt a training cycle to have goals built into it!

My warm-down run was nothing to write home about, just a gentle trot to home with a smile on my face. I had anticipated my Marathon des Sables 2015 confirmation e-mail to be waiting for me on my return but, alas, it has still yet to materialise. This is quite confusing and frustrating as I think I have a place – I paid my deposit for a confirmed place and then got a screen saying:

‘Congratulations, you have been registered for MDS 2015. You will receive a confirmation email in the next 24 hours.’

…36 hours later and I’m still waiting for that elusive e-mail! I’ve been given an e-mail address to follow up with, apparently it’s all sorted and there have just been a few bugs! Once I’ve finished writing this I will be e-mailing to find out what’s occurring and tomorrow I hope to let you all know the outcome!

Will I get to live a dream next year or not?! Soon we shall find out!!!

Peace & Blessings

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