Tiny changes

10 Oct

But nothing much.

The mysterious toilet has disappeared as mysteriously as it had appeared. Fall is crashing into the landscape, leaving trails of bleeding trees and frost on the ground. Everyone is breaking out the heavy sweaters. And I really need to buy new pants.

The idea of doing an obstacle race refuses to die. I was ill for so long at the beginning of the year (normal cough, expert cough, ankle trouble) that we decided to postpone till next year. This gives us almost a year to train for a (hypothetical) race in September, and leaves me with enough breathing room to do a Strongman Run by the time I am thirty-five. Right now I run ten kilometers three times per week and try to get used to strength training at the gym. At the beginning of the next year I hope to get a few trainer sessions scheduled and start using free weights, at least part of the time, and maybe take on a pilates class for general torture. Oh, and I need to lose about twenty kilograms of fat to make it easier to hurl myself over the obstacles. Or that’s the plan.

Sounds boring? I don’t know, I am kind of hyped. You may have forgotten that Diana is my patron goddess, no matter how hard we fight, and moving my body, especially running through the woods, has become our kind of prayer/ritual. Sometimes birds of prey accompany me on my runs – either waiting for a nice snack once I collapse, or in order to encourage me. Who knows? My running speed has increased slighty (from originally 7:30/km to 6:15/km over the course of several years *ahem*), but I mostly enjoy that I can run rather long distances without interruption and not get hurt in the progress.

Of course there will be less wood-running as the evenings go darker, and I am not sure that the treadmill at the gym is a suitable substitute, but I will keep you posted. And in the meantime there is plenty of time for candles and horror movies and long graveyard walks. Maybe I’ll bring a few pictures the next time. ^^


7 Responses to “Tiny changes”

  1. peppylady (Dora) October 11, 2016 at 6:13 am #

    I don’t run but I try to move as much as possible.
    Coffee is on

    • diandralinnemann October 12, 2016 at 9:10 am #

      You’ve got a physically challenging job, you don’t need extra torture. I get to sit at the desk for seven or more hours per day – my back needs all the movement it can get. ^^

  2. Magaly Guerrero October 12, 2016 at 4:41 am #

    General torture doesn’t sound boring at all. We should all get some of it. And delight in it.

    • diandralinnemann October 12, 2016 at 9:10 am #

      I think I may even come to love it. Eventually. STOCKHOLM SYNDROME!!!

  3. Norman Andrews October 12, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Ye gods I got tired just reading what you do.


    • diandralinnemann October 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

      Got years of experience pushing against what my doctor called a “slow but normal” thyroid. Ever since the next doc started me on meds, I’ve been doing *everything* at the speed of light.

      • Norman Andrews October 12, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

        *everything* LOL.

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