My life is going from bad to worse. My kids have given me a nasty tummy bug which has left me completely knackered! Lots of walking but no running. Have managed to ride once a week and was very pleased that we managed to jump my highest yesterday at 3ft 6in. Poor horse had a lardy on his back, but still managed to fly over it!
Going to try to go out next week. I've got to feel better by then, . . . . .
You all seem to be doing really well and I promise next week to say that I've actually done a run!
Well done on the weight loss and two dress sizes. I really need to get my eating in check and do something. I'd better get on the scales soon! I often thought about joining a running club, but I now live in the middle of nowhere, so that idea's finished. Saying that, there's loads of woodland, just need to wait for it to dry out a bit. Completely trashed a pair of trainers in the mud!
Walking to kids to school, when it's dry. It's about a 20 minute walk for four times a day is helping. Riding tomorrow, then a run on Wednesday. Will let you all know how I get on.
I've managed to run for 30 minutes without stopping, so I'm going to try to do longer this week.
Weather is going to get worse towards the end of the week, so enjoy your runs.
Sorry I haven't been around for a while. My 9 year old has colic, so things a little bonkers! I've managed a four mile run (which nearly killed me!) and a 1.5 mile run. It's really hilly round here but I run most of it and walked about quarter od the 4 miler. Riding once a week as well and also getting the kids to walk to school, which is over an hours walking each day. Haven't weighed myself in ages, as I really can't be bothered, but hey ho!
So pleased this thread has started again.
Please take comfort that I find running sooooo hard, but the buzz I get when i finish is amazing. BUPA 10k in London in May and Race for Life in June with my daughter. Did a cross country half two years ago and I really hope to be able to do it again. I have an email sitting in my in box saying that I have priority to next years London Marathon. Ummmm, really not sure what to do. Would love to do it, BUT, OMG I can hardly manage 4 miles, let alone 26.2!!
Trust me you are NOT alone. I started out at 17 st 7lbs (i'm 5ft 7). I recall my first run. I honestly thought I was going to die. BUT, it does get easier. Try to find a programme that you can stick to. If you can only run for 30 seconds, that's more than some people can do. Run gently, not too fast and don't be too hard on yourself. Do one week of 30 second runs and maybe the next you can increase to a minute. I'm still overweight. Lots of problems ending in major surgery last Jan. I'm running the Bupa 10k in London in May and the Race for Life in June. I haven't started training in earnest yet and must try to get some of this extra weight off, but have to wait till the kids go back next week!
I have done nothing this week. I'm so fed up for colds, flu and tummy bugs. I haven't even been able to ride! Yesterday, to add insult to injury, whilst cutting up logs wirg an axe (I live in the middle of no-where & we only have the heating on in the mornings) my four year old decided to Boo me. I'm now sporting a very nasty cut to my finger, which I may need to see someone about as it's turning a rather odd colour.
I'm so pleased you are all getting out. It's actually getting lighter in the mornings, which lifts the soul.
Miss_B001, are you doing the Bupa 10k in London. For some mad reason I'm doing it and I haven't managed to run for more than 30 mins without stopping. I've also entered the Race for Life in June. It's a 5k, which I'm doing with my 9 year old daughter. I'm sure she will do better than me!
Got on the scales this morning and though light thoughts. 14.11lbs, not as bad ad I thought, but need to shift some, which will help with my running.
I just love this thread.
Enjoy your runs and fingers crossed I manage to get out next week.