Hey all, I thought I'd share my amazing news. I posted a few days back when I hit my 5k PB at 30.55 and had hopes to run under 30 mins over the next few weeks. Anyways, I was running every other day which meant I was overdoing. Im glad you guys pointed this out and as a result of your advice I have had two good runs whereby I have smashed my PB on both occasions. I am still around 90KG and aiming for around 80KG so carrying a few extra pounds. However, everything is going in the right direction. Im sure when I lose the extra KG's I will further improve my times!
I ran today, the same route I have been doing for the last three weeks and managed to get down from 34.49 to my new PB at 29.16!!! Awesome! I thought this was a few weeks away but having the extra rest days and eating properly and having the energy, doing my warm ups/cool downs has all helped. As I explained in my previous posting, its a whole package!
Needless to say I am over the moon. I am also amazed. However, I know I have to maintain fitness for long term health reasons - whilst it is great to look at stats and achieve good times, this should be secondary to the primary aim which is to get fit and have a healthier lifestyle. I have a wedding to go to today, and as tempting as the food will be, I will eat in moderation lolll. FYI my plans are to maintain running 5k for a few months to build my strength and stamina and then look at gradually increasing my distance. Thanks to everyone once again for their advice and on going support. You are truly amazing people. M