Welcome to the Weight Loss Wednesday Linky! Check out Weight Loss Wednesday Week 9 or fast forward to Weight Loss Wednesday Week 11 for a progress update!
The moment you agree to something and then immediately wonder what you have done…
I have gone and done something out of my comfort zone… I do not know how I am feeling about my decision and Weight Loss Wednesday will certainly go in a different direction… but…
I will be taking part in the Manchester 5k Race For Life this year!
Arrrrgh – I must be crazy! I have only just started running using the Couch to 5K app, having to deal with a sprained knee, illness and general ‘can’t be arsed today’ after a 15 year haitus… 5k… 3.1 miles in old money, seems such an uphill battle! What have I done?! You may be sat there wondering what I am moaning about, it’s not that far… you try running it with my backside and see how you get on!
However, you know me, as stubborn as I am, I will do it!
So… my preparations, I have now moved onto Week 4 of Couch to 5k, I have been there before but a cold knocked me off for a while and I had settled into a nice Week 3 routine. These are the goals I need to work on…
By this time next week I will be on Week 5 and slowly inching closer to running a longer distance.
I have adapted my speed to help me run comfortably for longer, so am now down to 8.5kph, it isn’t stopping me putting it up to 9kph near the end of the run though! 😉 Speed, continuity and being able to sustain is something I need to work on.
Aches and pains are going to cause me trouble, but having a rest day inbetween running will help.
I need to start running outside – easier said than done, I have no clue on distance or speed, as this is covered by the treadmill. I definitely need to look into a GPS Tracker, so recommendations are much appreciated!
I think that is enough for now, otherwise I am going to confuse myself too much. The run is fun, it’s a lovely 5k race to start with… but you can bet your sweet ass I will be running all the way!
As for my weight loss this week, I put on 3/4lb (that is 3 quarters!). This is fine! I had been on the shakes until Friday, then took the weekend off, started on Monday and had a chippy last night as I was absolutely shattered. However… I have still lost over a stone all in all, my body shape is changing, everything is looking positive for once… and it now looks like I need to start preparing for a race… help!
Is anyone else running a Race For Life race this year?
If you would like to feature the #WeightLossWednesday badge, please take this code! Don’t forget to tweet us! @SimsLifeBlog!