Monday, 13 January 2014

The weekend! - Progress!

I wanted to start doing more lifestyle posts so I thought when I do something of slight interest I thought I would do a weekend post similar to what I have seen on other blogs. These might not be every weekend as I work every other one and they might vary on detail. This weekend post is about my running progress and I feel like I have turned a huge corner and wanted to share it with you.

Saturday evening I went out for a run with my friend Lauren, I wanted some guidance as I just wasn't improving. Before now I would run for about 30 seconds, walk for 30 seconds and repeat. I just wasn't getting my pace right and becoming out of breath really easily. 

So when we set out Saturday evening we set off at a slow pace and I managed to get to about 1.5km before have a 30 second walk, drinking some water and running again. I only stopped one other time after that to have another quick drink and we ended up running for about 3.3km. This is a massive improvement for me and I know it isn't a lot for some people but it is something I am really proud of and I never thought I could do it.


Another reason for the post is I would like some advice as this is all still new to me. Even though I warmed up and stretched before and after I woke up the next day with very stiff and sore legs especially at the top of my inner thigh. This morning that has eased up and my calf's are really sore and I am walking around like a robot I am so stiff. So if you have any advice on stretches that would be great, I know my body isn't used to this kind of exercise so I am going to hurt but anything that will help ease that would be great.
I have some fab products from Aromatherapy Associates that have helped but I plan to do a separate post on that.

I hope you are enjoying a bit more variation on the blog at the moment, I have my first Outfit post scheduled for tomorrow and I have some beauty posts lined up too.
Some have you have also asked me to blog about my healthy eating and how I have lost the weight but this is something I need to sit down and really plan as there is so much to talk about with it, I just don't know where to start. I will eventually do some posts on it though, promise!

I hope you all had a good weekend?
 

10 comments:

  1. MY only advice is stretching, stretching and even more stretching. Also, do you usually run in the gym or outside? If in the gym, I'd say body needs to adjust.

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    1. I do both but it but the pain is getting less as I'm doing more. x

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  2. What app is this!? I have started running and I am not able to track how far I am going!

    Emily xx
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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    1. It is on my friends phone, I think its called run keeper. x

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  3. This is so great, well done you :) As for the aches, give it a couple of weeks and you will be fine, I still get them, especially in my calf after a long run! Also, I can't recommend the Zombie 5k app enough, it's so fun and by the end of the 8 weeks I was able to do 7km non stop!

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    1. Thanks lovely. The aches are definitely getting less. x

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  4. Alice, I'd say stretching is all very well but I find if I haven't run for a while I get stiff regardless unfortunately. Try and keep going and ignore the stiff muscles as much as you can. The more you run the less stiff you'll get and if you're going about 3km or so three times a week your body shouldn't be stiff anymore. Went on my first run since well before Christmas this morning and I'm already predicting tomorrow's stiffness :) do keep going though!! xx

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    1. Thanks lovely, it is definitely getting easier. x

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  5. hey, well done! I wish I had the motivation to do this!
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

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