Kallyfudging the Great Manchester Run 10K

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.

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  • Sorry to hear you've been having a tough time of it. It sounds like you've got some good plans there, Be kind to yourself and allow some wiggle room for some of your goals as things like weight loss can go in a bit of a different direction with increases of distance. It is a fine line fueling your runs and losing weight. If you get your fueling right it is very possible to build more muscles which will help with the speed but not necessarily with the weight loss. A tape measure can help keep you focused if that happens. Keep coming back and let us know how you are getting on πŸ˜€ Rfcx.

  • How brave you are to share your troubles.....

    Great that you are getting back to running regularly, sounds as if you are doing really well and will be ready for the run in May. I am sure you will raise lots if money for such an important charity. Best of luck :)

  • Well done you raising funds for MIND after not being well - I did the same for the Stoke association after having a beastly stroke

    Enjoy running but be kind to yourself - just getting out is a tremendous achievement after being unwell Wish you all the best - keep us posted as to how you are doing

  • Sorry to hear you have been through such a hard time but also great that you are now beginning to be able to look more positively to the future. Running for a charity is a great idea and I hope all goes well for you. Remember that the time is not important - but it is great that you are doing something for others as well as something for yourself. Runnning is so good for our physical and mental health as I'm sure you must know only too well. I ran a 10k for Youngminds last year and I know that on the day, wearing your charities tshirt as you complete the course will give you such a sense of pride and achievement. MInd is usually a very well represented charity in races too, so you will feel part of their team. Take care and good luck.πŸ™‚

  • Good luck with your training. It sounds an important bit of your recovery programme. Be kind to yourself as well, that will help repair you. We're all here to support you so do keep us posted on how you're doing.

  • Oh Kallyfudge I'm sorry to hear that you've had such a hard time. I hope the rest of 2017 turns out better for you. I'm glad you seem to be on the mend now - and well done you for getting back into the running. A running club sounds like a great idea to keep you motivated but without going overboard :)

    I've just signed myself in to my first proper "event", too - I've done park run before but this race is a 10k, with a chip timing thing and a medal and all of that. Like you I'm not entirely sure what I'm letting myself in for, and I'm feeling a bit nervous! Not least because I can't run 10k yet (I'm nearly there though)

    Best of luck for your event & take care of yourself. Let us know how you get on!

  • Hi Kally, I haven't been on here much myself but I was wondering where and how you were, thanks for posting again and best of luck for the great Manchester run, keep us posted on your progress xx

  • Hi Heavyhorse, it is very good to see you again! How are you? Ill keep posting, got parkrun tomorrow so will give you an update! Hope you are doing well :)

  • Hi Kally. Good to hear from you again. Sorry though that you have been having a rough time 😞 I hope things are on the up for now though.

    Have a good run at Parkrun tomorrow πŸ˜€ I am not doing it as I have a niggle πŸ™„

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