A2Z 2021 theme

For this year (as if I did this regularly lol), the "theme" is more of a connection between the post titles. These are taken from song names by MGK or songs he has a feature on. 
Why MGK? Because at the moment his music is the only thing I feel some kind of attachment to. I struggle with doing anything these days, I can't even think of doing something and have no interest to either. 

There is nothing.
And it really starts to bother me. 

So, I recon, taking music and applying it to writing could work and get me out of that nothingness and find the sunshine again.   


The posts will most likely be short with a poetry vibe to it...write what I feel kind of thing depending on the song title. Should be interesting. Probably depressing. 

[Z] is for Zeal

Z     Well, this was fun. I really enjoyed writing these running posts and I hope you have enjoyed reading them. Most of them were scheduled in advance and I apologise for my lack of interaction during the challenge mostly due to the fact that big chunk of my free time was dedicated to the training for the London marathon. In next couple of weeks I will try to read and enjoy as many blogs as I will be able to digest as I know how hard all the participants have been working on them.

I appreciate every visit, like, follow or a comment received during this month and I hope to see you around.

Thank you. This was a pleasure.

 

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[Y] is for Yoga

Y     I admit that I could not think of anything else relevant to running starting with Y. (Except maybe a why?) But as I have very recently started attending yoga classes it kind of fits. I used to do yoga few years back and they were always a nice relaxing sessions with lots of meditation and breathing. I remember leaving the studio floating above the ground, high on oxygen. But I moved so that was the end of it. The classes I attend now are completely different. They are hard. Very technical and sometime I even forget how to breathe. But I keep going back anyway. I can’t explain it. I want to achieve that light feeling after leaving the class again. I should probably find a yoga session more suitable but I like the challenge to perfect the poses.

There are endless lists of reasons why is yoga good for runners, mostly to do with posture and strength. I agree. But I think it also benefits my mind, it is calming in a different way that running is. I like that.

 

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[X] is for the Unknown Variable

X     As with everything in our lives, no matter how well we have things planned out, there are sometimes surprises that may cause this well thought plan to be derailed. The same goes for running. No matter how detailed your training schedule is and how dedicated you are to follow it, there will be circumstances and occasions where you will have to adapt and change it. It is ok. It also doesn’t mean it will be a negative influence or an unhappy event. Though most probably it will be perceived that way if you don’t allow yourself a bit of flexibility. Training for a marathon is not an easy task. I don’t think I have actually mentioned that yet! It takes lot of dedication, time, restrain and hard work. It is totally worth it but it is important to know why you are doing it. Because your heart and head need to be in it. Not just your legs and lungs.

 

 

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[W] is for Well Done!

W     Well done to all London marathon runners! I have to admit that it was harder that I would like and the few missed weeks of training did matter but I was also prepared for it so I was not stressing out when I had to take a walking break.

Overall I really enjoyed the race, the weather was runner-friendly, spectators were amazing and my head stayed in the right place throughout. My time was 4:53:45 so definitely nothing record breaking and a far cry from my marathon PB but very happy that I managed to finish without pain and blisters. I am already looking forward to the next race! Though I will give myself a week of complete rest before I take the body for a gentle jog again.

I’m not a fan of the finisher t-shirt or the medal though….and I was given a gender based deodorant in the goodie-bag again 😦

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