Marathon done βœ”οΈ πŸ˜‰

Always a bit worried about keeping myself motivated, I signed up for a charity challenge to run or walk 26.2 miles or 42k in 30 days during September - thought the goal and the fact that I had sponsors would motivate me....

I completed the challenge on Friday having run about 36k and walked another 8k πŸ˜€

Felt really chuffed as that's 44k worth of exercise I wasn't doing back in June before I started this C25K when I was firmly ensconced on the couch

Still finding it tough going and a little worried that post grad and charity run, I will lose my mojo........so, thought I would challenge myself to do a months worth of 3 x 3k runs during October sticking with Laura and W9 podcast.

Looking back on my calendar of runs I have also been quite sporadic and unstructured leaving days between runs and although I have liked that, I think some structure would do me good and increase my stamina at this point (Stepping Stones is a no-no at the moment). So I will aim for Monday, Wednesday and Friday runs work permitting.

That means taking to the roads as the nights are drawing in which is another challenge as I have only run on trails so far - eek!

I know so many take this running lark up and just go from strength to strength but I still struggle so really feel the need to consolidate for a month to see how I do.

Onwards to my October challenge πŸ’πŸƒπŸ…

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  • Good luck Kate ..sounds like a good plan.😊 Its in writing now and we have read it.. x

    Well done on completing your September challenge....

  • I know πŸ˜‚ part of the reason I posted - planning my new road route now!

  • Well done Kate....great achievement x :D

  • Thanks - raised money too which I was really chuffed with

  • That's fantastic, well done on your marathon! I, too, am still consolidating. I think the process for each of us is what it is. I flew through c25k, got cocky, damaged my leg, aggravated an old back problem and have only just got back into running after a good few weeks - this week I did 2 runs: 1.1m and 1.25m but it felt fantastic to get back to it. I mainly run on trails - apparently pavements are easier πŸ˜‰

  • That's brilliant - yup I am interested how I find the roads after the trails and no hills too!!

  • Well done! It's good to have an event lined up as it is a good way to motivate yourself. If you organise something for spring it will get you off the couch over the winter 😊

  • That's a really good idea - seem to be thinking ahead a month at a time but maybe I should consider something to aim towards early next year - thanks :-)

  • Well done, on completing your challenge! :)

  • Great job. If you like the idea of targets to meet you should join Poppypug's quests. They are six weeks long and you can set any goal you like.

  • Great idea RWD

  • Yup - that is a good idea - last one was about 4 weeks ago so I'll wait for the next one :-) thanks

  • Well done Kate, that's brilliant. And your plan sounds solid. Just keep posting here because you'll then have a record of how you're doing and also we love to see what everyone else is up to 😊

  • Thanks - posting helps me keep to my word too :-)

  • Well done Kate keep challenging yourself!

    You can join Poppypug's quest to keep you motivated.

  • Thanks - will join the next one :-)

  • Hi Kate, we'll done on completing your challenge, ace! As we graduated just weeks apart perhaps we can motivate each other? I have registered for a 10k run in March as a 60th birthday treat. I thought it would give me a challenge. I am looking forward to the bling! What's occurring around your area in spring? πŸ˜ƒπŸƒπŸ»

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