I hate when I look up a game and it has mostly negative reviews but it’s literally all just pc infants downvoting it bc “it’s locked at 59 fps and can’t run 460k megacybers on my solid fusion super-ram 0/10″ like…….. literally nobody cares dude
Today I started 10K training! I didn’t want to because I was tired, sluggish from a weekend of crappy food, and hadn’t even finished my first bottle of water by 12:30 when I started (I’d prefer to have 2 done, which is 50oz), but I did it and I’m happy now!
I switched from couch to 5k to the 10k program, so I started on w9d1 today. It was 54 minutes long and I did 4.7 miles which is INSANE and is the farthest I’ve ever ran. I didn’t feel great when I was doing it, but I’m super happy and proud of myself now. The street I added for the extra distance was super hilly so I have like 50 floors right now. Crazy.
So excited for the leaps I’m making on this journey. It’s still a little about losing weight, but I’m doing things I never thought i’d be capable of at any weight, so you know what? This weight ain’t so bad.
I was a little hesitant to run today after being sick, but I did it! I changed the end of my route and ended up with prettier houses to look at and less hills. I was so close to 5 miles! It was weird though. My watch initially said 4.95 miles. Fitbit now says 4.94, but if you look within the mile splits on Fitbit, it adds up to 4.96. It definitely doesn’t really matter, but kind of silly.
First 10k race done and I don’t know how to feel about it. The course was basically just up- and downhill, and most of the hills were brutally long and steep so I nearly got a cramp in both my thighs at some point, and none of the course was paved, AND on top of all of that my Garmin’s battery died before I even reached the 5km mark. SO it really didn’t go as planned, especially since I crossed the finish line after 44 minutes.. But it was enough for 3rd place overall and 1st in my age group and I enjoyed the race so I am happy! My lungs and heart definitely could have run faster however my legs really couldn’t because of those hills so that was kind of unfortunate, but I’m running another 10k in 12 days on a flatter course so I am hoping for a much better time there :)
Yay! It’s Presidents’ Day and I’m “off” school aka I’ll be home doing more school work than if I had school. But I got up and run!
W10D2 of 10K training. I think I’m still a bit weaker than normal from being sick, but this was much better than Saturday and I hit 5.02 miles!! A new distance record.
My ankle hurts a bit. I’m now wearing a light brace and may pull out one of my more intense ones. I’m also stretching it out more and icing it after running. It didn’t bother me while I ran though so I’ll take it.
I’m also about to risk it and have coffee because I have missed it SO MUCH.
Absolutely smashed my 10k today. I cannot believe that I was capable of getting through it, let alone achieving 2 personal bests (25:47 5k and 54:07 10k).
I was certainly challenged that’s for sure. There were 2 hilly sections 1 of which we covered twice. I had to walk a couple of bits on the hills and I had times where I wanted to cry/be sick/cry more/pee, but I made it to the finish line! And smashed my target of a sub hour 10k by over 4 minutes (official time will be about 55:40ish)!!! Considering the route was so tough, that’s remarkable for me. It means I could potentially run the Bristol 10k in just over 50 mins!
One thing that I never expected to happen was for the race to reassure me. I half expected to be completely intimidated by all these fancy professional runners, all super fit and lean and just so much better than me. But actually it was completely the opposite. Sure, there were people who were excellent, but I overtook people, I ran at a super pace, I ran for the whole of the first hill and other people had to walk. It wasn’t easy and I LOVED that we were all unified in that. There were people of all shapes and sizes and ages. It made me realise what running is about. It’s not about sprinting or never stopping, it’s just about being and doing and trying and I love that. It’s about challenging your mindset and realising that the barriers your own mind creates aren’t necessarily true.
I am so proud of myself and so so thankful for Alice and Ollie who I ran with for sticking by me and encouraging me the whole way, I definitely couldn’t have done it without them. Now for the next one 😉