As some of you will know from my recent YouTube video I took a run on the road for the first time a few weeks back. It was both empowering and terrifying all at the same time but the one thing it most definitely was was painful. I couldn't believe the amount of pain I felt … Continue reading Gait assessment – what’s it all about?
Feeling young and hip so I decided to give video blogging or vlogging as the trendy kids call it. Being not young and not trendy I recorded this in my 10 year old car while soaking wet from a run in the rain......
The online community is a funny thing isn't it? It’s strange how people you've never met can motivate you to do things you never considered possible. I’ve been running for 8 weeks using the couch to 5k program and as an unfit person I’ll admit to being totally intimidated by everything to do with running. … Continue reading Run Mummy Run!
Today I was struggling with my weight loss and feeling like I hadn't lost enough so I looked for some visual aids to help me out. Happy to say I've lost the equivalent of 5 bottles of Moet Champagne or 12 pints of milk or around 40 apples. Pretty pleased with that - just need … Continue reading The results so far…..
Couch to 5k - Week 3, Run 5 Each week on the CT5k program is meant to contain 3 runs before moving on to the next week but I'm not ready to up the timings yet so I'm sticking with week 3 for a couple more times until I feel ready to move. I don't … Continue reading It’s starting to come together
Feeling pretty pleased with myself today - not only did I move onto Week 3 Day 1 of Couch to 5k but I went out in the pouring rain with a stinking hangover. Lessons learned from today's run in the rain #1 Have a cup of tea ready in the car to warm up with … Continue reading Wet. Wet. Wet.
This week Women's Running magazine had this lovely front cover. Now don't get me wrong - it was lovely to see a woman on the front of a magazine that looked more like me than they usually do and I applaud Women's Running for showing a diverse selection of women running. My problem was with … Continue reading What Makes a ‘Real’ Woman?
I went for my first run of week two today - this week instead of walking for 90 seconds and running for 60 seconds I'm now doing 90 second runs and 2 minute walks. Some observations on today's run include You really notice that extra 30 seconds This kicked in for me especially around the … Continue reading Couch to 5k – Week 2
Couch to 5k - Week 1 Run 2 I've been doing pretty well with the weight loss recently but it has become time to do some exercise to go with it. I've been doing Davina Fit in 15 and some yoga and while I feel they are helping with my weight loss I don't feel … Continue reading This Girl Can