Thursday, March 08, 2012
Yes , me running!
As a teenager I hated sports! I wore glasses, was uncoordinated and hated being out of breath!
I also had bigger than average mammary glands and that was NO FUN!
So I learnt to avoid physical education sessions by either needing to go to the "dentist" , like hello, who "volunteers" to go to the dentist! Yes me! Or I would have a headache or be that time of the month ! AGAIN!
Once I moved into adult hood, I was too busy working shift work in the hospital while doing my nursing training. I walked a lot along those long wards and my weight was the best it had ever been.
I have always loved walking. Give me a mountain to climb and I will do it! Ask me to run and I would find all sorts of reasons of why I could not run, the biggest issue was getting the stitch!
So here we are in 2012, and thanks to Sparkpeople and all my wonderful Sparkfriends I have gradually learnt to ENJOY RUNNING!
I breath properly so I don't get the stitch, I don't try and break any world records, I am running for me!
It started a little 2years ago when I joined to c25K team and trained to do a 5km run. Then I got the foot injury which really messed with me for quite a while. I was so scared of injuring my foot again I left that plan alone.
Then my foot finally recovered and I signed up and did the 5km Fun Run in Perth last May and I was shocked at my time of 44minutes and 17 seconds!
So here we are now in Match of 2012 and after doing 2 months of Sparkpeople Challenges I feel a need to do something challenging out in the fresh air again.
So yesterday morning I was doing my usual walk around the park with Sooty and I decided to just do a slow jog and see how far I could go before I became too puffed out to continue.
Guess what I nearly made it all the way around, which is 1 km! So this morning I tried again and only had a short walk and all the rest was running!
So my challenge to myself is to slowly increase the distance I run and walk and go around the park twice by the end of next week and by the end of March be able to walk/run the whole 5 km.
There are some organised walk/runs coming up soon so am looking at entering again. I really loved the sense of a whole group of people heading out together.
so that is the cardio challenge and I will do some strength training as well. Probably Sparkpeople videos of my choosing!
The number's on the scales are looking good, down another kg which is 2.2 lb! 68.8kgs this morning! It has been a LONG time since I have seen those numbers. I have to look a couple of times as I am not used to that number 6 being there!
That is it from me to you! I had no intention of writing such a drawn out blog when I started but I like to analyse myself and am really pleased to be associated with a web site that encourages you to be public about your goals and achievements. To give and receive support from wonderful Sparkfriends. Thank you !