17 days have passed since my last post when I finished January on a high. So far February has carried on with that high. Our work run club is now running two times a week, I hit my first 7 mile run and this last week I completed 18 miles in a week.
I started off the week in Malta to have a nice relaxed holiday with my family!
I decided to complete my millage on the treadmill there, mainly because of the hills I would have had to run to complete my days. I don’t think i’m quite there with my fitness yet to complete the hills as well as complete the miles, so I opted to run further and use the treadmill. This also meant I could then have a swim, sauna and even try out the Turkish baths that came connected to the gym. Was a different experience than running around the park at lunch. However, as nice as it was I was happy to run again in the park when I came back.
It was also great to have a Valentines day fundraiser at work. Counting a jar of sweets and we raised £27 plus online donations of £30. So thank you to everyone at www.printed.com London office for their generous donations.
While I was off doing my running and my office was supporting me by running with me at lunch or setting up fundraisers, a massive thank you needs to go to Carla Pearce who set up an event to raise money at an event she was at at the weekend and raised a massive £37 for my cause. I can’t thank her enough for this and everyone who joined in and donated to her fundraiser.
I’ve also uncovered my main problem while running. I start off way to fast and this burns me out for the rest of the run. These coming weeks my goal is to stop this happening so I can run longer much easier than what i’m currently doing. This last week was getting to be a struggle, however hitting 18 miles was a bit achievement and 3 more miles than I have done previously, so can’t be to hard on myself.
I’ve also decided to run some races this year to help me along the way, here is a list of races that I am thinking of completing:
- Run for Chocolate Milton Keynes 5k – March 3rd
- The Wendover Woods Festival of Running 10k – Sunday, 10 March
- Blenheim 7k – April
- Rightmove MK Rocket 5K – May 5th
- Wendover 5km run – 9th June
- Steeple Barton Chase 5k – 16th June
- BUCKS EPIC TRAIL 10k – Wendover Woods – September 15th
- Blenheim Half – September 29th
- Oxford Half – October