Race For Life Training Week #4

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Run #8: week 3 of C25K – This one I did at the gym on a treadmill. For mums birthday we had a spa day so decided to make use of the gym and then relax for the rest of the day! Did the whole run, no stops or unscheduled walking. Now its time to move onto week 4, and I’m a little terrified to be honest! It moves up to 3mins and 5 mins running…

Run #9: week 4 of C25K – dreading this run. And rightly so, it seems I’m unable to run for 5 minutes, but I tried to. I think it helped that sister came out with me, I was prompted to try harder to complete the run. Overall not an awful run, just had to take more walking breaks than I would have liked to.

Run #10: week 4 of C25K – worst run ever. This run prompted this post and as you can tell from reading it, the run didn’t go well. I don’t think I ran for longer than 2 minutes. So… Not feeling very positive after that.

Next week’s a new week. I need to do this.

So…Why am I Running Again?

I went for a run today, and it was THE worst. run. ever. I could barely do anything. I feel so disheartened and naff at the moment. I’m at a really low point. I wasn’t sure I wanted to post about this because no-one wants to read moany drivel. But then I thought, why not? It’s a part of this journey. Or rather, this stagnation. Urg.

I have 4 weeks to get into good enough shape to run a 5k, and I cant even manage 5 minutes. How the heck am I going to do this?!?! Seriously? I would like to know?

When people close to you sit you down and have a serious talk about how worried they are about your fatness, you know you’re in deep doodoo. The question that runs through my mind the most is ‘how did it even come to this?’ and the answer? I dont know. I do know, eating, obviously, but I didn’t think I was ever eating so badly that it would result in this. Being too fat to run. Being unable to do something that is a basic human movement. Being uncomfortable walking because of all the friction of my legs rubbing together. I hate this. I hate me for being like this. And then, in swoops the emotional eating. Making me fatter, and starting the whole spiralling crap process all over again. AARRGGHHHH.

It’s hard to be positive about myself when theres no improvement. so, why am I even running? why try?

Well…because if I don’t it will get worse I guess. And I’ve already paid for my entry to race for life.

Sorry for this post being so…miserable and self-depreciating. I just needed to vent. I’m sure my next post won’t be so miserable. Hopefully.


Race For Life Training Week #3

Weeee another week is over! Unfortunately I only managed 2 runs this week, too much food at the weekend + doing stuff for mums birthday = no time!

Run #6: week 3 of C25K – well I can undoubtedly say that I never reached week 3 when I was doing this before. I thought I had, but I definitely have not. This one is 90 secs running, 90 secs walking, 3 mins running, 3 mins walking. X 2. Well I certainly threw myself into this one. My ankles were killing me during this run, so I did end up missing the 90second run on the repeat. But, I did both 3 min sections. I have not run for that length of time ever.  Maybe when I was small but defo not for a looong time! I felt a little epic after doing that…

Run #7: week 3 of C25K – I wasn’t really looking forward to doing this, but I dragged myself (and my sister) out regardless. I did all of the running sections this time, I think running with sisterbell helped because I didn’t want to fail at running and have to call her back (she is much fitter than I am and had no trouble with it). I’m glad I pushed myself through this session.

Race For Life Training Week #2

Eep it’s getting closer! I only got 2 runs in last week unfortunately, but this week will be better!

Run #4: week 2 of C25K – This run was not great. My ankles were hurting and I couldn’t breathe. I did 4 out of the 6 running sections, but I’m proud of myself for continuing. The two I missed were in the middle, so it took alot for me to do the last 2 sections.

Run #5: week 2 of C25K – I really didn’t feel like running. But as I had just eaten a whole easter egg I had to force myself to go out. It went well. I did all of the sections and felt really good afterwards for doing it. Yay for endorphins! I did get a stich, so I stretched it out while walking, and continued on. In this run I was conciously trying to keep my head up and forward. Doing this really helped my posture and breathing while running, and I felt like I was running faster too. More of this in future please!

This week I want to do 4 runs, and blast through week 3 of C25K. This week is a big one for me. If I get past this week I will have got further on C25K than ever before, in a short amount of time too. Slightly scary! I hope I can do this…

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Race For Life Training Week #1

In the past week I got 3 running sessions in. Quite proud of myself for that because I struggle with keeping up the motivation to go running. To get myself into 5k shape im using the NHS Couch to 5k podcast – I’ve used this before and found that it did help me to build up how far I could run, until I lost all motivation to run of course.


Run #1: week 1 of C25K – morning run – did not go well. My ankles were a major problem, they became all seized up and stiff the longer I ran. As a result of this, I only made it half way through the programme and walked for the rest of the time. At least I got out there and did half…

Run #2: week 1 of C25K – evening run – went amazingly well. I felt invincible and was smiling to myself while running. No idea why this run was so good, I just felt awesome. After this run I felt able to move to C25K week 2 early. The programme recommends completing each weeek 3 times bedore moving on.

Run #3: week 2 of C25K – morning run – had to make my route a little longer this time as I was running for longer lengths of time, and therefore getting further. The run went really well. It was hard, and my ankles were killing me, but I did all of the podcast. Yay.

So for week 1 of training, not bad. Not bad at all. I’m hoping for another good week this week!

I have some more exciting news. You may have noticed in previous posts that I’ve hinted at something pretty muddy coming up…well, me and two of my girlfriends have signed up for cancer research’s Pretty Muddy event – a 5k obstacle course for ladies. This is happening in July, a month after my work race for life 5k. I have got a lot of training to do!