Exhausted to elated.: 5x50 Challenge (part one... - Couch to 5K

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Exhausted to elated.

TJFlute
TJFlute

5x50 Challenge (part one) update:

Day

12 5k walk

13 5k walk

14 5k run

15 5k walk

16 6k trail run + 1.5k warmup/cool down walk

17 1 hour fitball class

So I'm into week three and really getting into the stride. I loved the trail run yesterday, in the Spring sunshine, taking it nice and easy.

Today I tried fitball for the first time. It's a perfect, no-impact class which compliments running very well focusing on the core, and arms mostly.

Most days have actually taken an hour.

I have gone from feeling really tired (around day 13/14) which was expected, to feeling quite rejuvinated and full of beans, which I wasn't expecting! I'm still pinching myself that I'm doing this, but really enjoying the challenge.

I have already noticed a change in my body shape, and will measure at the end of 50 days to see if I've dropped any inches.

I have lost 2% body fat :)

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Jeddahpm
JeddahpmGraduate

Fantastic! I'm so glad you are enjoying it as that is the most important thing :) well done!

TJFlute
TJFlute
in reply to Jeddahpm

Thank you :)

greenlegs
greenlegsGraduate

Glad it's going so well for you, and the tiredness has worn off. You're doing a grand job!

TJFlute
TJFlute
in reply to greenlegs

Thank you! I've got a long way to go, so I'm hoping I can beat any tiredness that will inevitaby come my way..... we'll see!

AuntieAli
AuntieAliGraduate

absolutely brilliant!! you're doing so well.

you're certainly keeping active!

keep us updated

ali :-)

TJFlute
TJFlute
in reply to AuntieAli

Thanks Ali, I'll keep you updated, as long as I keep going...

morningglory
morninggloryGraduate

Keep us updated - you are doing amazingly well.

Not sure I'd have enough time to fit all that exercise in - are you doing it in your sleep?

It's a matter of getting it done as soon as possible in the day, and making it priority. I'm hoping it will become second nature, but we'll see.

shelleymcb
shelleymcbGraduate

sounds like a great challenge TJ. brilliant that you are now feeling the benefits, but cant imagine finding the time to do something everyday. well done on keeping to it :)

AliB1
AliB1Graduate

Well done! Don't think I would have the commitment for this

TJFlute
TJFlute
in reply to AliB1

Well you need tons of commitment for half marathon training! Good luck with your long one this weekend by the way x

swanscot
swanscotGraduate

Well done. Great to hear you are seeing changes in your body shape and feeling energised!

TJFlute
TJFlute
in reply to swanscot

Some days I feel energised, some days completely knackered and questioning my sanity ;)

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