I feel a little giddy with excitement over this… With massive thanks to Sweaty Betty and #TheFitCrowd I am pleased to say I have a place in The British 10K in London on 14th July THIS YEAR! I have been wanting to get a place in this race for a while now and was completely gutted I missed out last year!
Wanna know why?
THE BRITISH 10K LONDON RUN IS STAGED ON THE WORLD’S GREATEST ROAD RACE ROUTE THROUGH THE HEART OF CENTRAL LONDON PASSING MANY OF THE CAPITAL’S TRULY WORLD CLASS HISTORIC LANDMARKS.
Looking back at the photos of it last year caused my heart to skip a little beat - I’ve run a few races, but only one 10k and never in the centre of London like this - I can only imagine what the atmosphere is going to be like!
When Sweaty Betty asked me if I would take on a Personal Challenge from being in #TheFitCrowd I was firstly blown away but also worried. Y’see, at the beginning of this year I was all set and ready to undertake some various running challenges, however as the year went on, injury came, depression followed I pulled out of every single challenge and cleared my racing diary. I had well and truly fallen out of love with running and the sheer thought of lacing up the trainers filled me with dread - and so my sofa became my best friend (as well as Dairy Milk)
I have learned that rest is imperative and after spending the last two years on a training plan for various half marathons, I had lost what it was to just go out and run, so 2 months ago I went out and ran.
I loved every step, every corner, every breathe - everything felt renewed and alive and I instantly remember WHY I decide to run. Between getting back to running (It’s scary how unfit you become when you stop running altogether!) I have been getting back to to cycling to and from work every day and so far, touch wood, I am loving every minute of this exercise journey. Don’t get me wrong - I have a LONG way to go, but I feel ready to take on a challenge.
I’m so excited for The British 10K London and running knowing that Sweaty Betty have set down the gauntlet for me to run the 10k is proving a great motivator! I even aim on getting my best 10K time..hopefully..
Now to get some training on board…
Well, Its Tuesday! The dreaded Monday has gone and disappeared, have to be honest, yesterday was a struggle! Had a fab day out on Sunday where I went to London and let me tell you there was cake, meals out, copious coffee and treats - it was lush but there was a desperate part of me to get back out there and back on track.
I’ve been with Slimming World now for about 3 weeks and following the plan as best I can. It’s not what I would call a diet as such and I’m actually ,dare I say it, enjoying it! With 9lbs lost already I am feeling better than I have done in a long time!
As for fitness? Well, me and bike are as one again - back to cycling to and from work every day, it’s not a vast distance but nothing beats the feeling of cycling with the wind in your hair, breeze on your face. I feel good.
As for running, well, the break is over. I ma getting reacquainted with running - it isn’t easy after so long off but I have taken all pressure off, no races, no training plans and no real goals - just me and my trainers. It’s a good feeling - more on this another time.
So, tell me how you are? what have you been doing? are you making Tuesday work for you?