I managed to do my fun run - 2.5 miles in 43 minutes as I did a mixture of running and walking, probably about a mile overall running the rest walking - wanted to quit but kept going.
Anyway I have just found out about an 8K event on 6th July that I am considering signing up to but wasn't sure if it was viable to et up to running the whole event or not as I really struggled doing the fun run and it took a good few days to recover (been doing lots of walking with a double pushchair in that time with a just turned 1 year old and an almost 3 year old)
Seem to have stalled on the running - last run was Tuesday last week - I have been doing a lot of walking tho as my daughter's nursery is a mile away so been brisk walking when not with her and walking at toddler pace the rest of the time! Was planning on going for a run last Friday but had mini snow fall overnight which put paid to that and the ice didn't clear locally for a few days - this coupled with being full of cold and not being able to breathe properly haven't been good. Been better able to breath last few days but annoyingly have had a nasty pain in my left calf - kind of to the side - when I walk faster than normal walking pace, so been a bit hesitant to run in case I injure myself
Have decided I am going to sign up to a local 2.5 mile fun run on 19th May (haven't yet as its not open) - the course literally goes right past my doorstep so can gradually increase my training til I am running most of the actual route!
Only thing is I really wanted to do the Race For Life this year and all the local races are either just before/after or same weekend as the local road race so not sure what to do - would I be ok to say race locally on 19th then do 5k race for life the following week or would this be too much for my body?
Second run done earlier and actually managed to run more than I walked!
My BMI is in the high 30s, not sure of exact figure, but haven't got a phone that does apps so just building it up gradually with a circuit - am planning on trying to run most the route once I can run the current one if that makes sense? I'm also alternating which way round the circuit I go