So today marked a pretty big milestone in my training. Centred around big runs on Sunday, I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while. It was a 35 minute run – something which has been more than a little daunting for me in the past. Setting out was tough work, with my legs […]
I’m back! I’ve still been running my training runs as per the plan, just that I haven’t had the time to write about each of them. Today however, I reached a personal milestone. It really put my struggle in perspective. Today also marks my longest run to date. Ever. Well… I’ve been logging my runs […]
The rain set in for a good part of the afternoon, but seemed to clear a little after 5:30 which I took the opportunity to sneak my run in. 20minutes non stop jogging. Vicky came as well, but only walked, as she only runs if she’s being chased! The loop around I did was my […]
The first of what I suspect will be many EVENING training run. Purely and simply, it was too hot during the day AND I had an after-work function. So it was easier just to run later than I normally do. Seemed to go okay. Definitely getting easier, but still only running mid 2km in distance […]
So, I’ve decided to track a few things on my way to the goal. One of them is the pace I’m running at, and making sure that it is manageable for the long distance run of 10km. The second is my weight, which has been increasing over winter (probably keeping me far too warm!) Today […]
My second Sunday run went well – a 15 minute session non-stop jogging where I have to be careful not to wear myself out early on! As I found out in the session’s split timings, I actually got faster over the time! Who’d know!
So those of you who know me well know that I play for a social Indoor Cricket team. It has become a massive part of my well-being plan, to the point where I prioritise it over just about every other part of my life. Today however, my training plan also said I had to do […]
The first ‘back to back’ training session. Not really an issue – the hardest part was jogging at a ‘slow slow slow’ pace (according to the training plan). But I can see why that was the case, as it wasn’t about distance, but about pacing yourself after running yesterday as well, so that these can […]
According to the plan, today is the first training run for me. It was a 15minute jog, focussed on jogging for the entire time, which I achieved. Relatively pleased with the result. Nice and easy start.
Having never run 10km in one shot before, I figured I’m going to need to do a bit of work to get there. Thankfully, the Mental Health Foundation have a training programme set up for the Auckland Marathon event. So, I’ve gone through and colour coded the runs depending on the pace for each one, […]
Seriously!? I’m blown away. It turns out I know some incredibly generous people! Thanks to all who have given so far. I don’t even care how much, every little bit helps! I am amazed at people’s generosity. I’ve reached my target in only three hours. So…. Time to set a secondary goal… I’m thinking $1000. […]
In 2012 I took myself to the GP with heavy signs of depression. Seven years later, and I’m still battling it, though in a much better place, and more able to deal with it. The hurt is still real, but it’s less intense and I have strategies (and medication) that help me manage it better. […]