Saturday, 6 November 2010

I want to be a runner...

I noticed on facebook today that November 7th is World Run Day. I have always wanted to be a runner, one of those people who 'goes for a run', makes it look effortless and just bounds along for miles without stopping. Now I know it's not likely that's going to happen, but I'm still trying!

First of all I started out with the Couch to 5k program. If you don't run at all, and you want to, start here. It's amazing how you can go from running for one minute without stopping to running thirty. It's really amazing. I'd also say that if you have an mp3 player, download the podcasts which tell you when to run and when to walk, because clock-watching as every second ticks past does not do you any favours!

So at the end of Couch to 5k, what do you do? The next program is called Bridge to 10k, and bit by bit you increase your time (while your speed decreases, a necessity if you want to reach the end!). I've finished Week 2 of Bridge to 10k, and it's killing me! I'm not sure how I'm going to increase my minutes again in Week 3, but when I first began I never believed I could have run for as far as I now have... so I'm going to give it a go.

One day I'd love to run a marathon. I don't know if that can happen, but it's certainly on my bucket list :)

Look out for a plodder in your area, it might just be someone like me :)

Gayle xx


Kristin said...

Great job G! I'm gonna try that! I can swim and bike for miles but jogging always kills me! My trainer had me do something similar and it does work...but he was just mean, which is I guess their thing :) Anyhow thanks for the inspiration as usual :)

How does wine work with this workout? Oh and why did you tag it as waffle :)

Love ya,

K xxx

gayle said...

I would say that the wine probably needs to come AFTER the workout; I'm not sure how the local gym feels about people falling off their treadmills while inebriated. However, if you're an outdoor runner, I guess it's fair game and if you twist your ankle on some uneven ground you're less likely to feel it while drunk :-D

Tagged as waffle because it's not craft-related I guess LOL

Julie Boeck said...

Gayle, you are very inspirational! I have to check out that Couch to 5K.

Anonymous said...

Well done, this is something I keep thinking I should be doing too! How is it going?

gayle said...

Hi Kel! Week 3 went really well thanks :) much easier than Week 2 for some reason I can't fathom! These run-walk programs are amazing :)