I don’t think it was an emergency that made roseabi ask Katnap and I to host the May Quest but we were very happy to be asked, particularly as we were taking over the reins from the very wonderful Dexy5 and cheekychipmunks . Hopefully we can be as inspirational as they have been.
May can be a wonderful running time of year: warm enough to finally put those winter leggings away but not so warm that you have to get up super early to beat the heat of the day. Everything is still fresh and new but with an added confidence – a bit like many of you runners graduating from the C25k forum 😊.
In England and the rest of the UK we still have a lot of restrictions out there but where would we be without this running? Personally, I know I would have been a nightmare without it this past year and Katnap and I are probably the fittest we have ever been. He makes a fine pacemaker. Speaking of which, this should be the last month when we don’t have an event to go to 🤞. As I’m typing, parkrun are tweeting their lists of events that have had the 👍 from their landowners with a view to restarting on 5th June. I’m *really* looking forward to reading on here about all the new runners experiencing their first parkrun!
Apart from parkruns, we’re looking forward to a 10km booked with Shake-and-run , Sandie1961 and cheekychipmunks in June. This will be our first ‘proper booked race that’s not a parkrun (but of course parkrun isn’t a race!)’ since October 2019 😱. But before that, I need to write a training plan for the Half Marathon we have booked for July. It’s ‘undulating’ (that’s run event director speak for ‘hilly’) and it’s likely to be hot or at least muggy.
So, what is the Quest?
The aim of the Quest is to help you find a focus or goal that you would like to achieve by the end of the Quest period.
The Quest takes one calendar month but you can join at any point during that time.
Some popular goals are:
★ To run three times a week
★ To slowly increase distance
★ To train for a specific race
★ To add Stretch and Strength exercises to your weekly routine
Mine's a bit more complicated but as an example, it's is to acclimatise to running in the heat (as long as we get some), which will hopefully happen naturally and start to train myself to run longer distances with bigger hills involved (which probably won’t happen so naturally!).
So as you can see it is a personal challenge and it's completely up to you! If you want to join, all you have to do is COMMENT BELOW with something like:
I would like to join the Quest, or, Count me in! I want to ..............
Every week Katnap or I will put up a new post and we can all chat about how we are doing.
NEED SOME INSPIRATION?
⭐ Here's Iannodatruffe's post about what to do next after graduating Couch to 5K:
⭐ Want to run 10K or for 60 minutes? Have a look at Ju-Ju's Magic Plan:
So choose something achievable and go out there and have some fun!
TailChaser & Katnap 😍