This afternoon I was in two minds about running, but luckily I’ve got really good drive to go out and run at the moment, the only let down is I suck! Today’s run wasn’t pretty. All I can say is at least I went for a run instead of just watching TV!
Vlog about today’s run:
Here is a cool article about two runners who have autism.
Here is my favourite song at the moment:
A huge thanks goes to Debbie for sponsoring me Thank you! I was on the bus when I got the notification and punched the air with joy. It made my day ten times better If you’d like to sponsor me you can do so here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LetticeWigby
Today I tried something new – sprinting. I was talking to a runner yesterday and they mentioned Fartlek. In the video below I talk about how it went. Just so you know I didn’t Google Fartlek until after the run – apparently Fartlek is meant to last 45 minutes – lol.
It occurred to me today, on the last run I went on, and lies behind a lot of my anxiety about pushing myself, that I’m not very safe. When I go out for a run I don’t take my phone, or tell anyone where I am going or when to expect me back by. As a result I never push myself to hard as I worry I might not be able to get home. Long story short – I need to address this. I need to tell someone where I’m going and when to expect me back, or to suck it up, carry the extra weight and take my phone. Today, I felt like I had undiagnosed Ashma and nearly had a panick attack. Not cool. What is cool is donating to charity: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LetticeWigby
Thanks for reading/watching .
Peace & have a great Sunday
I’m too tired to be funny or witty. I did that in an early note on Facebook which you can read here - it’s my list of 50 things to do before you’re 12.
Today I ran for 40 minutes. Everything you need to know is in the video below. I have nothing to add – except check out my awesome garden furniture at the end! All I am going to do now is make a post-run banana milkshake (recipe in the second video).
Obligatory fundraising link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LetticeWigby
Today I got serious about training for Bupa 10,000. The run is a 10k on Monday 27th May in central London. I don’t have long, yet the course is long, so I can no longer dilly-dally about.
I have written 12 training runs in my diary, in red ink no less, between today and the run. I’m hoping to be able to run for 70 minutes straight by the twelfth training run. This is because I want to complete Bupa 10,000 in 70 minutes. I completed my first 10k, in July 2012, in 72 minutes.
Tonight’s run didn’t go well. Watch the video to find out why.
In addition to planning my future training runs I have also stopped dance classes until June. Those who know me well know I LOVE LOVE LOVE dance class, so it was a really difficult decision. But doing dance classes and running training started to hurt my back so I have to stop dancing until June. #tear
Anyway other than that the only other thing I want to say is – how red did my face look after the run! #damn I don’t remember my face getting that red before. Anyone know what it might be?
Oh last thing, here is my sponsorship link. If you would like to donate it would be FANTASTIC.
Love you lots like jelly tots
I haven’t run in weeks. There has been snow, dark evenings, back pain, a cold and a Skype interview. I guess that can all be summarised as life, and life has the habit of getting in the way of running. Anywho, I’m back and I’ve only got 35 days until the Bupa 10,000.
I spoke to a friend of Thursday. She has experience of doing a 10k with little training. I asked her how it went. It didn’t go well. That is 1 reason to start training now and it’s all the reason I need.
Luckily for me Bupa isn’t my first 10k. I did the British London 10k last July in 72 minutes. Now, I haven’t religiously kept running since then because life keeps getting in the way, but I’ve knocked out the odd 20 minute run here and there, and I regularly attend dance classes.
Today I set myself the goal of running for 30 minutes. I managed 35 minutes. I felt dead at the end but also pleased. I’ve only got to double that to complete Bupa. Here goes nothing!!
That’s all folks!
Today, for the first time in my life, I have guest blogged – whoohoo!
You can read the blog post I wrote for the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) here: http://blog.ncb.org.uk/