If you read my blog recently you will know that I have suddenly decided to take up running. It was mainly due to the fact that I had a pair of running shoes that were sitting there asking to be used. An added incentive was that I have noticed weight gradually creeping on and I wanted to stop this from happening. I have to take the dog out for a walk every day anyway so it seemed a good idea to combine that with a run.
So far I have been pleased with my progress and the fact that I am enjoying it, but at the weekend I came to the realisation that I really need a plan. Currently my plan has been run as far as I can which seemed to have been working quite well. At the weekend I managed to do 1.23 miles, a new record for me and have been doing around a mile every day. I don’t feel that I am really challenging myself though and need a goal to work towards.
When I look at training plans I get even more confused. There are 5K runs, 10 k runs and then we move to marathons and half marathons which are measured in miles. I get all confused when it comes to converting from miles to kilometres and vice versa, all I want is an aim. If anyone knows of a decent training plan please let me know, as the moment I am browsing around not really knowing what I am doing.
I also want to lose some weight and so far I have managed to lose weight without changing my eating habits that much. Currently I have lost 7lb in total. Ideally I would like to lose another 12lb so I am going to start joining in the weekly weigh in which a number of other bloggers participate in. This will give me an incentive to make more of an effort as I will have to tell you all each week how much weight I have lost. This week I lost 1 lb.
The other bloggers in the challenge are: