Tuesday, August 12, 2014


I ran 4 k! Without stopping!

It felt awesome ! I felt strong! And I smashed my average time!

At my weigh in today I lost another 1.9kg! Over 4kg in two weeks! And 7 since I started!

Feeling healthy happy and strong!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Week 6 running update :)

I am up to week 6. Already!

Can you believe it?

The thing that amazes me most - is over these weeks I have not missed a run.
If it is scheduled I have done it. Even if I don't want to.

And when I have had doubts about my ability my body has performed every single time.
Your body is amazing. It can give more than you think.

Sunday was my final run of week 6. 3.6k without stopping.

And it hurt but I did it.

29 min straight running

Runs aside

This week I have eaten cleaner and feel better than ever before.

I am down 4kg since starting running - lots to go but I feel awesome!

Ready for week 7!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Couch to 5 k ... 5 weeks in

Yesterday marked the completion of week 5 of the couch to 5k for me. Four more weeks to go.

It was a week I was looking forward to ... and dreading a little as well.

In  week 5 the intervals grow ... and it ends with one straight 20 min interval. A BIG step up from the 5 min intervals of the week before.

Week 5 is about not only your fitness - but mentally deciding it will be done - and making it happen.

I had set myself up for the best success I could.
I chose a good course.
I had pep talks with a good friend, and also Rell, my old running coach.

Her words were in my head.

Long and slow. That is how she taught me to increase distance - and this is no difference.

And it was slow. I forced myself to slow. I wanted to complete the interval no matter what.

And I did.

20 min straight. Even with a headwind on the return trip.

THIS was the mental battle I needed to win and I did it!

This runner girl is back!!!

Bring on week 6!