I’ve been running now for about 6 months and for a little while i’ve been thinking about how to challenge myself. Last year I had a big weight loss goal in mind and that kept me motivated over 12 months. While i’m still getting to the end of that goal (i’m just a few weeks away from losing 10 stone) I knew i’d need a goal to keep me motivated again this year.
So after the success of the Winter Run last week I decided it was time to look at my plans for the rest of the year and start to plot out the running I want to do. I already had a couple of races booked for the summer but I’ve decided I like the idea of running a 10km every month, so have been looking around to find some other events to take part in.
So Sunday was the day that I stepped things up and ran my first ever 10km, and what a run in was! Going into the event I was a little anxious, nervous even, as I had only really run longer than 5km once and that was a very slow 7km at more of a walking pace than anything that could be called running. I probably should have trained a bit more efficiently beforehand, but when I got to the event I oddly felt ready. Continue reading
It’s January, it’s cold, and i’m trying to get back on track with healthy eating. In my mind those three things mean one thing – soups and stews! On a cold night there’s nothing better than a big bowl of something warm and comforting. So today I made a big batch of butternut squash soup that tastes great, but has the added benefit of also being healthy (it’s syn-free on Slimming World). Continue reading
I’m back from my Christmas break and after nearly two full weeks of relaxation and great time with my family i’m ready to get stuck in to 2018. I’ve definitely over-indulged over the last week and feel a bit rubbish thanks to all the mince pies, trifle, wine and cheese, so i’m actually looking forward to getting back on track. Continue reading