So, I just went for my first run in ages, just a 15 minute shakedown (after a jolly good warm up, of course). This year was planned to be a really good running year for me, but one thing and another (mostly whiplash) has stopped me in my tracks.
The really encouraging thing this morning is that my heart rate was not that of a really unfit person, the new job I started in London early in July has obviously helped me, as I am now twice daily taking a brisk walk from Waterloo to Westminster and back, not to mention walking to and from the car to the station at this end. Although it was tiring, a 15 minute run was totally doable and I probably could have continued for twice that if I'd been in the mind to. I don't want to injure myself again, so patience will be key
I have missed reading so many blogs, as I don't seem to get much time online for myself, I spend all day on the pc, so really it is the last thing I want (or have time) to do when I come home. I hope all my old friends on here are well.
I'm still recommending the programme to all and sundry and was delighted to hear that a girl at my hairdressing salon and her bestie are now well on their way to 5K - she's really happy with the pounds she's shedding and how she's feeling. I can't believe it is a whole year since I started the programme. I can still clearly remember thinking that it would be gruelling and near impossible. I can't really remember the tough bits so well now, it's a bit like childbirth, once it's done, you just remember the good bits and see the benefit of what you have now!
So, run 1 week 1 of recovery done. A few more 'shake-down' runs and then I'll start gently adding 5 minutes here and there. I've set myself some new goals:
* run minimum 3 x weekly from NOW
* 5K in less than 30 minutes by October (I did this once before, but no way could I do it now)
* 10K in less than 1 hour by end November
* Twilight 5K run (I think in Sept or October) for cancer research
* Gloanna yoga run (5k followed by 45 minutes flow yoga in Battersea park, if anyone is interested to join!) September 14
That lot should keep me busy (on top of the 45 mile cycle ride I do in Sept each year and possibly doing the Great River Race again this year, although no training for that one as I will be a passenger only). I'll start doing the park runs too, when I'm back up to nearer 30 minutes. Can't wait for the next run, wooohoooooo!