Competitive juices boiling

So you know how I said in my last post that I wasn’t affected by having to walk Run for Water? Well, I wasn’t at the event itself, but I was the next day – when I started looking at the times of people I knew who actively ran the varying courses. I saw good times, great times, unbelievable times. And you know what, the competitive juices in my belly instantly began to boil.

I want to be fast. Super. Princess. Fast. I don’t just want to run the runs anymore, I want to kick their asses and have a blast doing it. So, where do I go from here?

Well, me and my pregnant belly we will continue what we’re doing currently, but come three or so months from now (people keep saying I’m gonna need recovery time after thumb-sucking alien baby arrives, but I’m taking that advice with a grain of salt ;)) there will be a plan in place. I don’t know what that plan will look like, or how I’ll achieve it, but hear me now, I will be faster – some way, some how, come hell or high water, my legs will take me on the fastest adventure I’ve ever been on.


These were good races, but I want to be faster!

I have a feeling there could be a coach in my future 😀

The Running Room program can only take you so far, and I’ve tried doing it on my own, and while I did increase my times quite nicely, they’re still not fast enough. And I know the value of the Running Room is that it’s not overly expensive, but the thing is, for me, it’s high time I elevate my running status.

I know it’s not gonna be cheap, not by any means, and it could be frustrating as hell finding the perfect coach and training program to suit my needs, but in the long run I truly believe it will so be worth the cost and the effort. Take Big Ring for example. Last year he purchased his Lapierre, his sexy French mistress that set him back more than $5,000, but that he thoroughly loves to look at and longs to ride. This is my new bike. This is my Lapierre.

SO FAR:

  • My fastest 5 km time is 27:18:00. I want to be 25:00:00
  • My fastest 10 km time is 56:01:00. I want to be 53:00:00
  • My fastest half marathon time is 2:00:24. I want to break two hours.
  • My fastest marathon time is: 4:44:24. I want to be 4:15:00.

I don’t know if those times are realistic, but I do know they are times that are giving me a goal to look towards, to get excited about, to drive me forward – like the lightening rod speed of Usain Bolt!

Plus, I can’t possibly let my Big Brother beat me now can I? And believe you me, he will try. This is the text he sent me after my last post:

But we’re not competitive in my family, nooo 😀

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5 responses to “Competitive juices boiling

  1. You certainly can do all that following a running room training program Katie, I can give you a perfect example 😉
    Not to mention that as soon as any big name competitive female runner had a child they almost instantly became faster….. just saying

  2. You’re so cute.. so awesome and I can’t wait!

  3. I did 10 weeks twice a week of mainly speed work, some hills with a professional ironman – triathlete who has a kinesiology degree and does personal training etc. Made a world of difference. Really pushed me. I gained loads of confidence and knowledge with him. He also worked on my “running style” trying to make me more proficient. I still need to work on that!!
    I plan to work with him again. We’ll talk about it on Thursday! Can’t wait to see you and have you all to myself for one hour! 🙂 xxoo

  4. Yep, you’re feisty. That’s what I love about you, oh, and a little delusional, but mostly really, really feisty. Alien baby’s arrival is perfectly timed, heading into winter, because French Mistress LaPierre will grow cold with neglect, Pappa will have no time and Mamman she too will be fighting sleep deprivation for a few weeks, maybe months, depends on the number of feisty genes the little one inherits. But hold that thought, time passes quickly and soon alien baby will be strapped to the back of the LaPierre. Ooh la, la, wonder what she’ll think of that.

  5. Peter beat me to my comment….maybe you will be like all those elite female runners who get faster after they have a baby! 🙂

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