So its been a while since I posted anything, I had a really bad end of 2016 and start of 2017, I was sectioned most of this year and got out about 1 month ago. Since then I've been carrying on loosing weight in a good way and carried on what exercise I could do in hospital (not much, including 45 minutes running around a small single tennis court whenever I could - about once - twice a week..) increasing it significantly since getting out.
I'm back doing 5ks, done 3 parkruns, I've done 10ks etc. I've signed up to run the Great Manchester Run on 28th May I'm hoping to beat a time I set a long time ago when I was a different me (2012 47:49) I've got loads of training plans but what I tend to do is go out and run 5k or 10k faster than I did last time, and usually that works, I can knock some time off each week. But that Isn't in the training plan, so to keep focussed and try a plan I'm also thinking of joining a running club. The club would have the added benefit of making me meet people and not be depressed and lonely.. possibly.
The 10k will be important, I'm running it for MIND and hope to raise some money. I think I'm posting this because I haven't told everyone what happened to me and it would be good to have a practice run here, where I am a bit more anonymous although not very, before I put anything on Facebook or anything. Also this forum keeps me focussed on my goals and always inspiring me to go out for another run. I dont know, probably not making much sense. There it is.
Currently still waiting for the fundraising pack from Mind. I'm new to this so not sure exactly what to do.
Time wise I'm in striking range I feel. I still cant do half the distance at my old pace yet but there's time 7 weeks! An ocean of time I could drown in. And maybe I can start a better plan in. I'm also loosing weight, 4.5 KG since getting out still overweight. I should be well into normal weight by race day and that should make it a lot easier.
Anyway, if you made it through that then I apologise. I don't know what's wrong with me either. Oh and I can't rotate my profile picture, so I'm just going to pretend I live on the equator.