My first 10K? I can't even make it round the park!
So I've done the deed - signed up for my first 10K race. It's on 21 Nov; a charity race in a local park. So now I've got three reasons to stick to the training plan.
1 - It's for charity, so I'll feel pretty guilty if I don't show up.
2 - I really do need to get fit.
3 - (And this, sadly, is probably the biggest factor) This blog now means people know I'm doing it and I can't bear the ribbing from friends if I don't.
In the past I've tried to enjoy running. I like the thought of morning jogs in the sunshine, clearing my head before work and having some time to myself. But the reality is that I always get out of puff by the time I'm halfway round the park - and that's if I've even made it out of bed in the first place. I've never broken through the barrier of being able to enjoy running. So this is going to be a challenge for me.
But hey, I've heard good reports about this training plan. And I like the fact I can start off by walking lots of it! So I'm looking forward to starting. Having said that, always one for sticking to the rules, it does say start on Monday...so I guess that means my trainers can wait today...but the G&T can't!
If you fancy following the plan alongside me, I'd love to hear how you're getting on, too - we can compare training notes! So do post a message to me here.
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