Well hello everyone! I've just started recently started running for the first time since my teens (34!) and so fare I can not get enough of it! It's just utterly incredible how addictive it is and just how much I am LOVING it! Anyway. Last year I watched a good friend of mine do a 1/2 marathon and decided there and then I wanted to do this. I have always said I'm going to do a marathon before I'm 40 but the little voices in my head told me that 2013 is the year of the 1/2 marathon! That way at least if I hate it then I'll find something else to do in time for me to turn 49!!
So this Jan I started a 10k runner plan. Got it from an app in the App Store on my iPhone and its been truly brilliant. I'm using it together with mapmyrun and so far it's all going very smoothly. This week I've just started week 5. The route I'm doing so far is a bit further than the programme is and I've been so enthusiastic about it I've been running an extra 1.5km on the end of each session to get back to the car! I've already signed up to a 5km race in April and a 10km in May and am looking forward to these a lot (doing it with a friend who I managed to persuade to join in, but she says she won't do a half marathon...we'll see!!) Now I know I'm not going to be breaking any records, I'm hardly built like an athlete at 12 stone COUGH and 5'9, but every time I go out and despite the gales sleet and snow I also have a huge grin of self achievement. Feel so better for this, I have had 3 kids and my youngest has just started nursery so now I have a bit more time to myself and it makes me feel like I'm really doing something productive! (I do have horses too, but I wanted a new challenge) so fingers crossed its all going to go well for me this year. I must admit I am looking forward to running in more runner friendly weather although I can't complain when I have a 50 mph wind helping to blow me up a hill!!