Hooray, we survived the first week of January.
For me it’s been a good week! Ihaven’t had a goal in mind to train for so I’ve been anxiously waiting to sign up for runDisney races later on this month and next couple of months.
In the meantime I brought myself this snazzy bottle from Primark (£4) to help with my goal to drink more water… this is super difficult for me but I’m giving it my best shot.
On Monday after returning from a lovely weekend over new year in Kirkham, I did my weekly food shop and went for a run with my housemate who is training for a half marathon in March.
We did a reasonable 5km in 37 mins, which for me wasn’t bad as it was rather consistent and comfortable since my half marathon in October. I really want to work on consistency as I have struggled with this in runs previous to my halfs.
On Tuesday I had my first aerial class of the year, I was feeling super bloated after Christmas break, and wasn’t feeling great after going back to work too. We have a new teacher who seems great and had some real challenging moves to work on, it’s a shame I felt a little low but I’m excited to try again next week.
On Wednesday, I ran solo and did 5km in 31:31 minutes, which is a lot better than I expected going out alone. I really worked hard on my pacing and pushing through when I wanted to give up (because I’m super lazy!).
On Saturday, my housemate kindly took me along for her longer run of the week, we did 8km. A slow 8km, but 8km none the less, my legs were a little sore today but nothing serious, just my body telling me I need to stretch a little better after each run. Which I did.
Current Mood: Anxious… and just want to hibernate until the worry of booking big races is out of my mind. With plans to sign up for W&D in November, I’m seeking advice everywhere I can, this leaves me in a weird state of excitement but horrible anxiety because I truly have my heart set on big things this year and I’m already worried I won’t get to do them. To tide me over I booked a RunThrough 10k in Battersea park for the 21st of January, I’m going to try and do small local races often to keep me motivated and earn more bling.