It's been just over 5 weeks since my last blog (sorry been a little bit busy). On the last post I wrote I talked about the goals I was setting for myself, which I achieved (woop woop 🙌🏼).
However since then I have been ill😢, normally I would train through it and make it last about 6 weeks. But this time I put a pause on my training, which is hard for me. I love to train, think it has been ingrained in me since my swimming days. I also overtrain and I hold my hands up that I probably do more than I should but again that is because training twice a day for me isn't a biggy and I always think more volume is better...sorry I'm degreasing as that could be a whole other post. So back to my point, resting is hard, full of thoughts that I have had 2 weeks off so I will no longer be able to run and I'm back to square one.
But I went on a run and ran 11km, which I know I'm doing a marathon so that number needs to increase, but it felt okay. Actually it felt good and that I could run further. There was no moment that I thought I can't do this, instead dare I say it I enjoyed it. I liked it. I have also realised how big stretching is not only before and after but when you have a rest day. Yes, I know I should know this, but it's amazing what happens when you put your teaching into practice. 🙊 Plus i have always been an advocate to stretching and the lovely foam roller, just ensuring I make time to do it, a quick 5 minutes makes all the difference in the morning. 👍🏻
So goals for the next three weeks
Is a half marathon at least twice (will post a before and after shot, and maybe do a short video on how I feel. I apologise now for the state I look in). 🤗/😖 (this is my guess in emojis how I'm going to look).
And to follow my programme and get back into things.
From next week I will be offering massages at HG3 to raise money for the NSCPCC, who I am running it for. Link is below:
Thanks for reading