This fortnight has been interesting and challenging. New routes have been followed and work outs increased. I’m aching, I’m tired and I feel alive!! I also joined a few social media groups and the people are inspirational. When I felt I couldn’t be bothered, they kept me going. Here’s how my training went:
Tuesday I ran with the club around the lake. The weather was gorgeous & the scenery was beautiful. The flowers, fishermen and little ducklings following their mums in the water. I forgot I was running and just took in the beauty. It definitely made my run easier.
Thursday I went a different route and incorporated a few hills. They were only slight inclines but wow, they were hard! My legs were burning, my lungs were going to explode, and it really was a struggle. But I did it!! I’m sure that if I had any energy left, I would have jumped for joy.
Saturday, I arranged to meet with a friend so we could run together. My friend has only started running a few weeks ago. My friend had to stop a few times to catch her breath but I could quite easily have kept going. I was amazed how far I had come.
Tuesday – What a run!! Someone had put the steepest hill in Cwmbran in the middle of my run. It was absolutely the hardest thing I’ve done in a long time. I couldn’t breathe and my legs were killing. I walked the last few metres but I got to the top. Once my breathing was under control again, off I went and finished my run. Definitely the hardest run yet. It hasn’t beaten me yet though, it keeps niggling at me and I know that I will conquer that damn hill!! Watch this space…..
Thursday I went to Kettle bell class. It’s where my weight loss journey started. After 3 months away, concentrating on my running, it felt like I was home again. It’s amazing though how much fitter I am than the last time I went. Yes it was hard, yes it hurt but I could’ve worked harder. My legs were like jelly after and I could barely walk up the stairs but my god, I feel good!
Sunday I did interval training. I sprinted for 30 seconds and jogged for 1 minute. It was harder than I thought it would be. I put everything into it and ran uphill. I was surprised how fast I could go. My colleague said to me today (Monday) that she had seen me running and I was fast (smug feeling). I had been out the night before so was slightly hung over and still sore from Kettle Bell on Thursday.
It’s Monday today as I’m writing this. I need to share my excitement of my new running trainers. It’s my birthday tomorrow and my husband has bought me a new pair for my birthday. We bought them a week ago and they have been looking at me all week. Tuesday (19th) my husband has arranged a babysitter so we can run together and test out my new beauties. I’m really looking forward to it 🙂