Welcome to my second post, something a bit different this time! Today marks 4 weeks until my first proper running event, so I thought I would give you the low down!
When I finished University in 2013 I moved back home to Devon, after the summer was over I decided enough is enough, and made it my business to shift the weight I’d gained throughout my studies (All that alcohol and lie ins didn’t do me any good!). I started Slimming World in Sept 2013 and slowly began to drop the lbs.
The following May I watched a close friend of mine run in our local 10km event – I was completely inspired by the sheer number of people doing the event, and also the age of some of the competitors! I mean if men in their 50s/60s can run that far, why can’t I right? This sparked off a bit of an obsession, and now here we are 11 months later and I am doing my final training for the Bideford 10km.
I am in no way shape or form a running expert, I started out using the ‘Couch to 5k’ podcast, and slowly but surely my km times have dropped and my runs have gradually got longer! I am now almost two and a half stone lighter and I am running quicker than I ever imagined!
Today Mark and I went for a 5 mile run on our local cycle trail which is called the Tarka trail. It was quite a mild day and luckily the weather held out for us, we didn’t get rained on! I also popped to my local Nike outlet store today and picked up an arm band for my phone to use for the 10km. I’ve attached a few photos so you can have a nosey!
I am aiming to run the 10km in about 65 minutes, and I am hoping to do another post with my results in 4 weeks time, so keep your eyes peeled!
Do you have any tips for me running my first 10km?
Hope you’ve enjoyed reading my second post.