I am 37 year old, mother of two children under 5, have a house, mortgage and a dog, work part time and go to an interval training class and the occasional spin class. But this year, some of my friends have taken up running so I’m going to join them! As a sort of novice runner, it’s challenge to run 1k never mind 10k but that’s what I’m going for 🙂 It’s a long way that Swansea Bay 10k.. eek!
Running. It was time to start. It’s February. Everyone I seem to be talking to was running to stay fit/get fit/ tone up. All of the above also featured in my to-do list so I thought – I’ll give it a go. So I downloaded an app, found a baseball cap (so at least my face was shielded should I fall) and off I went onto the pavement.
I did plan where I was going to run and I did visit the 10k website to get some beginner’s tip and I’m not starting exercise completely from scratch so I know about hydrating and stretching but still…
You can’t really call it running, more of a (slow) jog. I was surprised at a) I didn’t have to stop and b) I enjoyed it. I also had a friendly American voice who kindly told me when I had run 1 mile and again at 2 miles (I’m getting the gist of the app J). I started to get wobbly legs at 2 miles but carried on until I arrived back home (2.4 miles/ 4k) overly pleased with myself.
I boasted a bit to husband who promptly informed me that I should consider new running tops rather than his but also threw in kind words of encouragement. This also started the ‘I’m considering doing the 10k’ conversation. My line of thinking was if I can run 4k on my first run, 10k doesn’t seem out of reach.
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