89 Days to Go

On Saturday I completed my first ever 10km run under 60 minutes!

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It was a beautiful day in Tokyo and a HUGE thank you needs to go out to my running partners Kim, Elaine and Sangeeta.  Also, I must thank the support team of Alex and Fred who came along to cheer us on.

My attempt at broadcasting the race live was a total failure due to the fact that I didn’t read the instructions.  I was supposed to enable the broadcast via the app on my phone which I never did so the link I put on my previous post, got people nowhere.  Oh well, that’s life!  I will try it again on Sunday for my long run with Kim and hopefully this time it will work.  I intend to read the instructions this time.  The link should automatically appear on my Facebook page.  However, unless you have a RunKeeper account (and if you are a runner and don’t – seriously, what are you waiting for) it won’t update in real time.  Instead you will have to refresh the page to see my progress.  At least that is what it says in this video…


My next race will be the half marathon in March.  Only 89 days to go!  At least I know I can get halfway there…almost that is!

Me, Sangeeta, Kim and Elaine at Tokyo Run for the Cure – and we did!

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by Merilyn Winslade

93 Days to Go

Tomorrow I’m going to do my first race for 18 months. It is the Run For the Cure in Tokyo and it is 10 km.

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Eryn Vorn

Now, here is the thing.  I’ve upgraded my RunKeeper to the elite for a bargain basic price of $20 for a year.  One of the perks of this upgrade is that people can follow my race live!  I don’t actually know what this means you can see so I kind of want someone to log on and view it while I’m running and then tell me what they could see.

So here are the details.

Watch Race Live

My goal is to run the race under 1 hour.  Yesterday I did 8km in 45 minutes so I’m hoping that I can do it!  Wish me luck!  🙂