Words can not express how happy I am - I’ve just ran my first ever full 5k. Although I was only on week8 day1 on the C25K app I woke up this morning and knew I was ready for the full 5k and my time I can’t believe. 5 weeks yesterday I started the C25K app, I struggled with the 90 seconds walking 90 seconds jogging after week 1 I thought there’s no way il be able to run 5 k in 9 weeks time let alone 5 weeks later and at an actual running pace. I’m on such a high right now. I have struggled with what they call runners knee for the last week and on Monday I had to stop running after only 5 mins because the pain in my right knee was so excruciatingly bad, I rang my mum in tears saying what am I going to do the pain was so bad I felt I’d never be able to run a full 5k, I was so upset because I was just starting to believe in myself, Fitness wise I knew I was getting stronger and fitter and was ready to be a ‘runner’, I went out the next day to try again and yes the pain in my knee was bad but I’m stubborn and determined and ran through it, if anyone has any tips please tell me because I really don’t want this pain getting in the way of me running. Pain aside I can’t wait to get up tomorrow and do this all over again. #fitbit#foodoptimising#slimmingworlduk#running#c25k#mapmyrun#first5kever#happy#run#outside#fitness#heathybody#healthylifestyle#healthyliving#tryingtogetfit#5ktraining#5krun#sw#swuk#week5
I’m about 75% of the way through my #couchto5k and have been stuck on this one level, running 10 minutes twice, for about a week and a half. I was pretty frustrated last week when I attempted this level and for the first time just couldn’t do it. Which maybe isn’t surprising since two months ago I could barely run for a minute. 😬 But I didn’t give up and have tried to run a little longer each time on the second run. And.....drumroll.....tonight I did it!! Totally rocked it. And I’m fully prepared to get stuck on the next level and the next one but I don’t care how long it takes me!! I’m finishing this damn thing! 💪🏼🔥😂 #exercise#treadmillworkout#5ktraining#brightlineeating#weightlossjourney#progressnotperfection
“Your body hears everything your mind says. Stay positive.”
Hey friends! Today, after babying my hamstring the last 3 days, and lots of positive thoughts, I was able to get in a good tempo effort. I was hoping for a pain free run, but wasn’t QUITE there, yet. I’m doing everything within my power to keep a balance between recovering just enough during my easy days, to be able to run my quality workouts which are twice a week. Monday and Tuesday were rest days, Wednesday 60 min moderate bike sesh, today tempo run. Because the pain stayed between a 1-3 during today’s run, I continued to go for it. 👟👟Workout: 2.5 mile warm up then: 14 x 2 minutes @ 6:33 pace with 1 minute of steady pace in between (around 7:30 pace.) Actual paces: 6:21, 7:33, 6:30, 7:43, 6:40, 7:15, 6:27, 7:41, 6:27, 7:08, 6:43, 7:29, 6:24, 7:21, 6:18, 7:21, 6:33, 7:26, 6:30, 7:26, 6:24, 7:18, 6:40, 7:13, 6:27, 7:15, 6:18, 7:01 Average pace: 6:45, then 1 mile cool down. Ham was hurting so I couldn’t finish the last mile of the cool down👎🏻 @tsampereira ran home to grab her car while I did some concurrent body strength training on the sidewalk. I might or might not have had a few really weird looks by people driving by😜 Honestly...I didn’t care. Cuz after body strength my ham usually loosens up. Threw in an ice bath and I felt even better, good enough to go to the gym and do my Drew Watts ST sesh #1 . 🏋🏻♀️ Still trying to figure out this hamstring puzzle...
Even though I hit my paces today, Running felt awkward and clumsy. I’ve concluded that I feel more zippy during a hard run when the PREVIOUS day I run some easy miles and faster strides. Just an observation.
Happy Thursday everyone💜
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@jenna.runs: Alrighty!!! This is it! When my alarm goes off I will be headed to the @pdxmarathon start line! 🏁 Good luck to everyone running @chimarathon & may you all have great long runs, training, or rest days!!! 💙❤️😊
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Quite an adventure run early this morning! It was really dark out at the start, but I got to see the sun come up while exploring a new route.
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This morning I used a new running app (@zombiesrun_app) because I had been kinda frustrated in my runs. (Shoutout @keto.kid for the rec!) This was my view as I started my first mission. I set out for an easy jog after missing a few sessions and with some nerve injury pain today. Ended up improving my times. 😂 I am terrified of zombies. Ya’ll better watch out. I’m coming for you! 👣👟💪🏻