this is the quickest 5k i have ever run. 26.12 minutes. well i may have run faster when i was in high school but i dont recall ever doing that. i was a sprinter and distance running was just not cool. i am gaining on my goal of 25 minutes for a 5k but this is after a swim and bike so still some way to go. but this did get me excited because i wasnt fresh and i had just ran the most in one week probably ever. when you see results it makes it all worth it. i did go to the physio this week as my i.t. band was really pissing me off. i have a roller but that is the most agonising thing in the world. anyway he stuck needles in it and gave it a good deep massage and after the interval run on saturday it feels super loose. things are looking good for the city to surf but i dont want to count the chickens just yet.
this week i have been absorbed by the attitudes that people take. and the judgements. i am choosing to have a good lifestyle. is it obsessive and selfish ? maybe a little but then again it is my life and i report to no-one. i get so many raised eyebrows and comments because i swim, bike and run. are people feeling guilty ? would they be more comfortable if i was a slob. i get tired of people saying i am skinny. i am very sure that obese people do not attract so many comments - in fact it would be the opposite. the fact that they have no self control, discipline or motivation to look after themselves is constantly ignored. but on a daily basis i am reminded that i am too skinny and too fit. i wonder what would happen if i walked up to a fat person and told them - gee you are so fat and you really should stop eating so much and maybe get your fat arse off the sofa and do something. i dont talk to people too much about triathlons because they really do not get it. this does make things difficult because it is a big part of my life. most people that are into triathlons will agree with me. some responses you get when you tell people are interesting. however if you ask and i reply then i dont expect to be criticised for it. people really are happier when you are doing what they want you to do. i dont want to do that anymore. ever.