So I entered a half marathon.
I can run 5k so training for just over 10k shouldn’t be a problem.
Except a half marathon isn’t 10k or even 13k, its 21k which is bloody far.
I signed up because I couldn’t convert the bloody Kilometres to miles.
But its for charity and I have signed up for it and also got my colleagues to sign up for it too so there is no going back!
I have no doubts I can do this as I have 5 months till the race. 4 months till the wedding. This is going to help me shift some weight, tone up and lose my bingo wings.
I like running I did some last year. I had more energy felt better and was physically fitter. Then we had a long hot summer which was basically a no go. My awesome little sister is a marathon runner, she has done London and Paris. She loves it and its hopefully going to give me some tips.
I have already been to the running shop to source some proper trainers as this is going to be hell on my legs and my old adidas need a rest as they can’t keep up with long distance. I am learning a lot about running support. The best shoes the best cloths. Guys if your legs brush or touch when you run then cover then up. My Primark bras have been replaced with proper supportive sports bars. I keep them for short runs.
I am going to keep you updates every Sunday on what I have been up to. If I have lost any weight, my inches (ahhh) but the thing is I think that by sharing it with you it will encourage me to commit to the run, commit to the weight loss and finally get my shit into gear.
Arse in gear
How long have I been engaged? 2 years and I still at the same weight as I was? Well I have lost 4lbs but that’s in two years which is shocking.
I need to loose an entire stone.
That is 14lbs. I will be so happy when I do. My belly fold won’t have to snuggle on top of each other when I tie my shoes. I will be drinking more water and eating less sugar.
so even though I started this challenge due to a mathematical error….. I am happy about it.
The right kit
My healthcare means that I get discounts on healthy things like trainers, Gym, Apple Watch so I can track things.
I took full advantage!
Investing in trainers is definitely important but I will go into that later on!
Are you a runner?
Have you done a half marathon? Any advice please leave in the comments!
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