You will be fine - I also have really only ever done 10k's for charity - but decided to enter the Half anbout 2months ago to push myself further and it worked - i am now up to about 9 - 10 miles when i run - still dont feel i have lost ANY weight lol - but fit is better than thin so dont worry! Sometimes 'i think' when you are trying to go that little bit further maybe don't do so many runs in a week just have 1-2 long ones then give yourself a few days to recover - i find if i have a lot of little runs 5-10k in the week and then attempt alonger one i am too tired, but giving yourself 2-3 days break i find i can have a much better longer run.
Anyway I just wanted to wish you luck and to be honest I'm glad someone else will be there who is not a professional ( have a feeling i will be at the back heheh) You will get there, but definately go outside more - you need to get used ot those hills.
I haven't actually run 10k yet but i did run 5k the other day and, i am a drinker however far or whatever exercise im doing. I find the water bottles with the hole in the middle for your hand really easy to carry with you and are not heavy at all
Just wanted to use this Forum / website to help keep myslef motivated and talk to others about running and how to get better etc.
I hope alot of you who are aiming for targets / goals in 2012 make them all and continue to SMASH them LOL!!
My first aim for 2012 is too run 10k , then by the summer i would have loved to have run a half marathon and then who knows??
I hope we can support eachother and tell eachother our experiances and help to keep eachother going, would be nice to have a little support group i guess.
I'm also trying to eat better - i do in the week but at the weekend i do love the takeaways and beers - If i had a goal for weight it would be too loose a stone - im 6 foot tall and i weigh 12 stone - i usually weigh 11 1/2 but have put on ( as many of us do over Xmas) I also got married and had a honeymoon last year so it all added up!!
Anyway hope to spk to someone soon xx
I am a very happy person but running make me feel even happier!!