I have just a few minutes ago registered my interest to run a local half marathon. It isn't until October 28th, but I am a little excited and a lot terrified! I had 3 weeks off from running as I have been sick, thank you endo, I got back to it on Saturday and was able to get straight back in to my 34 minutes of running. So no damage done, thank goodness.
I managed to sleep in on Sunday morning for the first time in weeks, so missed out on my run. I got straight back out Monday morning and felt great. Yesterday morning I changed my tactic and instead of running for a set amount of time I changed my target to a distance. I set my i.pod for 5k, as I wanted to see what my time is, all ready for the 5k we are doing on June 24th less than 3 weeks to go!
I completed the 5k in 28 minutes which I am really pleased with. The only thing I worry about is how accurate the gps is on the i.pod. If anyone else uses the Ni.ke fitness on an i.pod n.ano/touch your opinions would be greatly appreciated. As I have been running for 34 minutes I carried on and got to 7k (which is approx 5.5miles) which took 39 minutes.
I took a day off today, I think it is wise to give my legs a rest plus as I weigh in it is always a mad rush to get everything done in time. I will be back out there tomorrow after work and will again do 7k or maybe even push myself and get to 8k.
I think I now need to find a 10k after the 5k but before the half marathon. I will have to get on line and see what I can find. As for the weight loss last week I gained 4.5lb and this week I managed to lose 2.5lb of it. It was my birthday and dh was 40 so there was a lot of birthday celebrations going on. I was prepared for a gain although I was hoping it would all be back off this week. It is frustrating how quickly weight can go on but take weeks to get back off.
I am currently at 56lb gone forever. I haven't adjusted my ticker as I plan on getting back to where I was by my next weigh in. Runs planned for tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday and Tuesday. Wish me luck on building my distance.