Monday, 17 November 2014

London Marathon Training : Week One

I knew that my fitness was not great. But gosh, I am unhealthy. I eat a balanced diet, but exercise had slipped to just walking an hour a day so I was in for shock this week.

I managed a mile non stop by the end of the week. It was no ten minute mile but I got there. I got there by shouting at myself when I wanted to stop. Shouting out loud. Yes I am weird. But if weirdness is going to help me push myself, then I'm all for it.

I'm currently working towards a 5k, then 10k and then I will follow a 17 week marathon training program. I have chosen the London marathon 2015 program as it was easy to digest and made sense. I need simple.

Simple steps will hopefully get me to where I want to be.

What I like about running so far:
The freedom I feel when I have my music on and I am just moving
The time it frees up to just think or not. It is at times almost meditative.
Feeling accomplished when I have done it.
Cute gym gear. Especially when it is on sale or from TK Maxx.

What I don't like about running so far:
I can tell that as training progresses it will get in the way of daily life. I need to be dedicated.
I don't like being cat-called or call a prostitute, just because I'm wearing running leggings. My jiggling booty is not a sexual invitation.
I've realised that I am very self conscious and feel eyes are on me. I need to get over it.
I don't like running in the rain. I will do it. I have done it. I hate it.

I have never done anything like this before, nor have I tried to fund raise a large amount or had a target amount set for me. It is scary. I'm not going to lie about it. I'm currently thinking of ideas to fund raise for the run.

These include:

A car boot
A Charity pub quiz- planning already in motion
A Raffle-at said quiz
I have already sold 31 dvds to music magpie- resulting in a whopping ....wait for it.... brace yourself...
£14.70! as they say, every little bit helps. I may do this with book as well.

I'm currently brainstorming. If anyone can share their running / fundraising tips. It would be greatly appreciated. Also how do you stay motivated to run when it gets colder. Or do you use a tred mill instead?

If you would to sponsor me, you can here. Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Well done for running in the rain...wouldn't catch me doing that, no way ho say! And just try to ignore the disgusting cat callers! Perves.