It's holidays yeah...?
The last two weeks have been pretty rad as I’ve been on school holidays and everything has been quite relaxed, don’t get me wrong I love my job, it’s a corker, but things got pretty busy and heavy at the end of the term.
At the end of our 10 week term our school had its production, which occurs every two years. This ain’t like your general school concert where each class gets up on stage and sings a song- it’s a bit more fair dinkum. It’s pretty renowned around Echuca to be a good show therefore, it goes over 3 nights with 500 seats per night with online ticket purchases which sell out in a couple of days- a bit like heading to a music festival but watching kids. This time around the director (a gun mum from school) asked me and another teacher to pop in for a couple of lines in cameo performances. I wasn’t at all keen for this as I never once in school participated in drama or school productions and was much more inclined to be a back stage kind of guy, however, I thought it would be a good example for a few kids at school for them to see me having a crack at something different and outside my comfort zone. In a way the nerves were a bit like racing, waiting back stage for your cue was a bit like being in the starters hands at the beginning of a race, and when I came off stage I had that runners high feeling that comes after a race. I’m glad its all over now though, no more listening to lines on my ipod trying to memorise them and back to normal training times no 10 x 1kers at 6 in the morning.
On a training note I’ve just finished a really good block. My last race was the Tan Relays where I ran last for the Geelong team and as everyone had spread out was more like a time trial, we finished 5th and I ran 11.32 which was 8 seconds off my best, so I was a bit disappointed. Training has been going fantastic the last couple of weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time in Bendigo getting some hills in the legs and it has also been great to run with other people, not just solo in Echuca. Last week I set a new PB for my Mona Fartlek session covering 6.52k in the 20 minutes and my 8x400m 200m float session in 14.31 which gives me a bit of confidence to hopefully run a PB at the Melbourne Marathon 10k next weekend.
Before I go I need to do a huge shout out to one of my close mates Cramers who plays footy but has been doing some sessions with us and also giving me a hand with some recent pace making. Last week I took him through in a 3k where he was trying to beat his PB of 10:09, and it was great to see him smash it in 9.53, keep your eyes peeled for the Melbourne Half results; sub 80 minutes is on the cards for this bloke.
The holidays have also given me an opportunity to listen to some great music. Get on;
The Rubens and The XX album- they’re both amazing and the following tracks.
*Sweet Nothing- Calvin Harris and Florence Welsh
*I can make you love me- British India
*Sorry- Gypsy and the Cat
*Clique- Kanye West, Big Sean and Jay-Z
*My heart is on fire- Asta
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