Some time ago a friend asked me if I would like to apply for the London Marathon with her. Willingly I agreed, doubtful that we would get in, but very intrigued to see if I could handle running a marathon.
It turns out that we both got in... HELP!!
I don't run. It's not like I don't exercise, I have just never done any sort of running before.
I started my training on Tuesday 21st October. I did 3 and a half miles in 30 minutes. I decided that I couldn't run. The next day, determined that I needed to continue the training, I went for another run. 3.4 miles in 34 minutes. The following day, Friday, I decided to have a rest from running on the road and went to the gym... to run on the treadmill. Saturday was a rest day, then on Sunday I went for another run achieving 6 miles in 1 hour 2 minutes.
Week two. Not such a good week for running. I had a nasty cough meaning I wasn't sleeping at night, and I was choking to death during the day so decided to put a hold on the running. I finally went for a run on the Saturday completing 7 miles in 1 hour 16 minutes. I was so proud that I did a 7 mile run. The time was a little lower than I was hoping, but it was a very hilly run, which is my excuse for the slower time.
I am now into my third week and have not managed to squeeze in any running yet. This marathon training is proving to be a lot harder than I expected! In between work and life I am finding it hard to make time for running but I am going to keep at it! I am determined!
I am running for the charity Whizz Kidz and intend to raise £2000 for the charity. I have two aims, one event. I can do this!!