One of the hardest things that I find about running and exercise in general are motivation. Motivation to push through and run a bit longer before taking a walk break, motivation to run a bit faster, further longer and of course motivation to just get up off of the sofa and go for a run at all. There’s a constant battle of wills going on … Continue reading Week 4: Missing Motivation
Week 3 of training has come and gone and was fairly uneventful although I did swap round my training plan a little. I am pleased that I am largely managing to stick to the plan however I am also trying to make sure that I am sensible and listen to how my body feels. There’s a fine balance between training enough and not over training … Continue reading Week 3 Training Round Up
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Week two of training has finished and I’m part of the way through week three; to keep myself accountable I have decided that it will be a good idea to post a weekly progress round up. Week two training involved: Monday: Ran 5km at a nice slow pace and tested out my new Brooks Ghost 8 running shoes. Spoiler alert- … Continue reading Week 2 Training Round Up
Most people start January with a host of resolutions; the gyms are suddenly full and people practically fight over how their detox is the detox. My 2016 has started with a continuation of what I started in December: half marathon training. Although this is not a new years resolution for me, I am in many ways like the crowds of fitness newbies storming the gyms … Continue reading All the Gear and no Idea
While most people will be starting to think about what their new years resolution will be, I started my half marathon training. Whilst I was supposed to start yesterday, my birthday got in the way of my best laid plans. So instead of running, I went shopping! I did in fact get a lovely new nike running gilet and adidas running top to go with … Continue reading Let the training begin!
After signing up to the North London half marathon in March 2016 for St Joseph’s hospice I started googling training plans. Whilst my usual style is to turn up half prepared, I do intend to stick to this plan as it is the furthest I’ve attempted to run and it’s part of my mission. I have found a 12 week training plan which I will … Continue reading Pre-Training Christmas Run