Race for Life - update!

25.4.10

As today was the day of the London Marathon I thought it would be a good opportunity to update you on my jogging training! Apart from the past week where I have been too poorly to exercise properly, it's going well! I feel fitter and stronger and I'm working on my main weaknesses which are my breathing technique and a dodgy ankle.

I'm doing a 'Couch to 5k' type programme instead of just going hell for leather and I'm hoping it is slowly building up my stamina. I cope better with a proper structured routine and I find it much easier jogging with my boyfriend who doesn't let me stop when I get tired because, let's face it, I get tired after about a minute! If you google 'Couch to 5k' lots of links come up so if you're looking for a way to introduce yourself to running then I would really recommend something like that.


I recently got some new running trainers because my old ones were nearly as old as me! They were doing nothing to support me and these Nike babies were a bargain. Plus I can't resist anything pink. Talking of pink, this is a Race for Life t shirt which was kindly sent to me and I occasionally wear it out jogging so people know why I'm doing it.

I have set up a fundraising page so that my friends and family can donate online which means the money goes directly to Cancer Research UK. If you would like to donate (which would be amazingly fab of you) then the link is here. As I said the money goes directly to Cancer Research UK and doesn't fall into my hands at all.

If you're taking part in a Race for Life event this Summer let me know which one! And if you see me at the Leeds one puffing and panting then say hi! :) Actually no don't.. that will be embarrassing! :)

11 comments:

  1. Good luck! I'm training for the 10k in York and I've never really run either! Loving it but so scared I won't make it!

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  2. Yay, well done babe! It's bloody hard but totally worth it in the end. My Mam and I jogged 5k for the first time the other day and it was an absolute killer, so I really admire you! I haven't done it since though so how I'll fare doing it again I don't know lol! I shall be donating to your excellent cause when I get paid. Keep up the good work my flower! xx

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  3. I'm using the couch to 5k app on my ipod touch aswell and i'm into week 4, but i've had to stop because the outer muscles on my ankles are really hurting at the minute. I'm off to the docs tomorrow to get them checked out, hopefully it isn't too serious and i can keep pounding the pavement!

    Good luck with race for life! :) xx

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  4. Just sponsored you - thanks for the reminder! Loving those pink trainers... I really must start running! Maybe next week... :D x

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  5. I love those trainers, how much were they?!

    Just so you know, I gave you a little award on my blog :)

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  6. @Jo - They were only £25! x

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  7. Loving the plimps!
    Well done you, I've done the RFL for about 4 years now. Don't generally do much training - which I always regret afterwards!
    X x

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  8. Well done you!!! I really wanted to do Race for Life this year, but obv being pregnant has kind of stopped that. Maybe next year, it'll help with baby weight too! xx

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  9. bargain trainers! good luck youll be fine i did it last year xxxx

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  10. I love those trainers! Where did you pick up that bargain? I'm in dire need of some new trainers too :) xox

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