Friday, October 19, 2007

Motivation for fatcats. The karma bites.

I don't believe in karma because it just doesn't fit in with my firm belief that all things spiritual are a load of bollocks.
However, last night I was on the blower to Etheline and I was all, 'Oh, I don't know, I don't feel so bad after the 30k actually, no no my legs are fine, I was a bit stiff after my shower and my abs ached but really it was no big deal...'

I was at the gym earlier, as per advised, I skipped the rowing and concentrated on the weights. Now it was a mediocre sort of work out, to whit...
50 x knees to chest.
10x4x dumbell presses at 10k each
Usual 22k push press 10 x3.
60 pull ups on the grav 30k counterweight, split between over and under grip.

Felt fine, no great shakes, didn't feel I could have gone heavier but then I've been neglecting the weights slightly since it's closer to M day.
But to loosen my body up I thought I'd finish my lame assed work out with a mere 5k run.
Well fuck me.
By the time I was at 3k I had the weirdest aches and pains and twinges. I had a pain in the back of my ankle, not in a muscle or a tendon or anything serious like that, just a nondescript pain. My thighs ached, the crook of my right arm ached, my abs whinged, that knot in the middle of my shoulder muscles tightened.
I was never more glad to hit 5k in my life.
I walked another 2k to cool down just because and then hit the showers.
Like I say, I don't believe in karma, but every now and then, SOMETHING likes to give me a swift kick in the arse.



Blogger Medbh said...

It's okay to mix advil and beer though I wouldn't do it often.
It might help to have a down day in order to let the 'ol mortal coil have a rest.

3:43 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I did, that's what yesterday was for. That bloody tune of yours was right catchy. I was still humming the chorus on the way to the gym.

3:49 p.m.  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

You must be able to bounce pennies off your abs by now.

I reckon you should give yourself a rest over the weekend before the big day. Seriously. You're so well prepared for this marathon and I don't know what the protocol is except lots of pasta the night before but 26 miles is a hell of a long run and a 2 day break could shore up some reserves for it. It would be crap if you twisted an ankle on Sunday and then not be able to focus on your running on Monday.

I wish I could watch it somehow. I like trying to spot people I know. But how would I know you? Could you wear a yellow carnation and carry the day's newspaper under your left arn, in the offchance there's an online video stream I can pick up?

At 7am on Monday morning I shall be demolishing a wall in the bar with a sledgehammer and some burly blokes. I'm going to channel both our mammies to help me in the task.

Now, relax! You'll do yourself proud on Monday - you've worked really really hard and I reckon you're better prepared than most.

4:53 p.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

Good luck FMC, hope ya do well.

4:59 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I won't do anything on Monday except sit here pondering why Britney hates underwear so much. The race isn't until the 29th. But I agree with you about the pasta.
Cheers Sheep, I'll carry it over.

5:13 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

"I love your country ass. I love your city sass."
I know! I couldn't stop singing it in the kitchen yesterday when cooking dinner, FMC. Love the beat, too. I never listened to the Black Eyed Peas because I find Fergie repulsive but that will i am or whatever has a nice cameo in it.

6:03 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you do need time to recover from that 30k jaunt, those aches and pains are telling you to REST, but for your heads sake you need to run on sunday

7:39 p.m.  
Blogger Flirty Something said...

when will you start calling yourself TMC ( thin mammy cat)

8:58 p.m.  
Blogger aquaasho said...

Yeah take it easy FMC, the hard work is all done at this stage. You should just be taking it really handy with easy jogs and nothing serious at all. Taper!!! (And enjoy the rest!)

9:23 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

will do! And never FS, nevah!

11:52 p.m.  
Blogger finn said...

riiight. and tell us all about that taper and how you put your excess energy to fine use by single-handedly putting an addition on your house (doesnt a solarium sound inviting?)

oh viiiiiicariously iiiiiii....

1:54 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Shouldn't you be off worrying about stuff right about now?
What the hell am I supposed to do? I can't sit around doing nothing. I'll die of boredom.

10:38 a.m.  
Blogger finn said...

well dont fall into the popular trap of cleaning. if you didnt notice it while you were training it probably doesnt matter anyway.

i would bake a lot, bec i rarely have the time to do it otherwise, and IMO one can never have too many cookies.

but for you?? meb you could start with rearranging the liquor cabinet. now, rather than 6:00 on a fri nite, is a good time to discover only a dribble of tequila remains.

11:37 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

What the hell? Are you psychic? I was just sitting here looking at the window and thinking, 'jeeez they could really do with a good clean, I'll get right on it after I finish fucking hoovering.'
(I find these days I cannot utter the word hoovering with fucking being used somwhere in the mix. Yea, I am at that stage)

11:55 a.m.  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Right you are. I've been spending a lot of hours at the bar trying to help sort things out and I don't know my 29th from my elbow at this point. My bad.

4:01 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Don't worry darling, I'm sure you're snowed under. How's it shaping up? Is there a horrible amount of work to be done?

5:07 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

I always interpreted that fat part in your name to be about Puddy and not yourself. As in I am the mammy of a fat cat. Or else the status implied by "fat cat."

2:44 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

It is indeed about Puddy.

8:08 p.m.  
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