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Baby Jesus Save Me!

Hardest Run Ever.

Shin Splints.


Fuck This!

Until the next run, that is.

And that is all. For now.


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On The Run

Week 5, of “Run Kimbo Run” very nearly completed. I’ve had a couple of hard runs this week, but surpassed myself yesterday after running for 2 minutes longer then I had planned.

This was in part caused by the brain fog I am getting when out running & losing track of time. Way back when I use to just, run. Now its all timed runs, timed breaks, distance, speed, agility. The latter firmly being tested earlier in the week when some eejit, ie myself, suggested it would be fun to run up a massive hill!
It was not fun! It was bloody hard work!

But I persevered, and got my reward at the top, panting and puffing, nearly doubled over, I looked up and was met with a stunning view of Tottenham and a feeling of immense pride.

I’d just run up a hill. And I was still breathing, or just about at any rate!

I took the long walk back down, and wandered why on earth am I doing this. Well initially, it was quite simply, for fun and fitness. Until I decided I needed a goal; Cue one of my oldest friends with perfect timing and a knack for talking me in to all kinds of madness, I’m now all signed up for a 10-mile charity walk in May!
It may not be a marathon, a 10k run or a race, but none the less, its a goal for me to work towards.

And I think that’s the most important thing when you first start running, something to keep you motivated, I also hear walking can improve running, so potentially its win-win.

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Run Kimbo Run!

Run Kimbo Run < Where have I heard that before?

I heard it many moons ago, when I was one of the fastest girls in the borough – Back then I was fit, active, training hard & loving it! Running was life back then – But for some reason, I stopped – And became the party girl a lot of you knew me as and eventually the super chilled out & laid back person I am now.

Anyway, after 15 years, I’ve decided to start running again, and boy, its not as simple or easy as it once was. So I’m going to blog about this, so I can share this experience with others, so I can vent & so I can find the funny side of the hardest of runs!

I’m using a variation of the NHS Couch to 5k (Not much of a challenge I hear you super fit healthy looking bastards say!) but it is a challenge for me and we all need to start somewhere.

I’m now into week 5 – I can actually run for 90 whole seconds without feeling like I am dying, which is amazing as I’m the sort of person that could get out of breath just from thinking about running!

Its also been an eventful few weeks, but I’ve learnt how to handle the 4 P’s (Pavements, Pollution, Pooches and Perverts!) I have even thrown in a few unplanned and off-the-clock runs too and I’m all about the carbs, protein, running shoes and running gear now.

And today I managed to run up, not one but two, steep paths against the wind and now really looking forward to a woodland run next week!

At this rate I’ll be off running marathons in no time! So catch me if you can!

Anyway after my next run, I’ll try to share some tips with you, just in case any of you decide to go mad like I did and make a run for it!