Running Update // 10k Done!

FITNESS AND RUNNINGUPDATE

 

Hi everyone!

Here again with another update of how I’m doing fitness wise.

I ran 4 miles on Thursday – I was tempted to go bit further but I was strapped for time as I attended a blog event in the evening and also I didn’t want to push it too much because of the 10k yesterday.

It wasn’t my fastest run but I wasn’t pushing too hard, I didn’t want to overdo it in case I injured myself.

On Sunday I ran the Leeds Abbey Dash, which is a 10k run. I’m happy to say that I got a PB! I didn’t even realise until a few hours after. I then went back and looked at the chip time on the other 10ks I’ve ran this year and discovered that I knocked 34 seconds off my previous PB. I’ll write more about it in a separate post.

I wasn’t expecting to run it faster as I don’t feel I trained hard enough in the speed department! My next 10k is in March and I want to knock some more time off. I plan to use this blog as motivation, and the people writing other running and fitness blogs. If I could run it 4 minutes faster, I’d be really happy. Let the speed work begin!

Now that it’s over, I’m going to go back to running 3 miles at a time and working on pushing myself to go faster.

Over this week, I started doing some of the P90 workouts. As I’ve not been losing weight, I want to work on gaining some muscle and toning up to see if it helps. Also, an extra 30 mins of being active a day has to help.

The workouts are tough in places, but doable and leave me feeling like I’ve really worked my arms and legs after.

I’m excited to start seeing some changes in my body.

Food wise, I’ve been eating really well. The naughtiest thing I’ve even in the past two weeks is two slices of toast I ate when hungover. I’m eating more fruit and drinking less alcohol. That, paired with the toning work doing should help me shift some of this lbs that I’m struggling to get off.

If that doesn’t work, I don’t know what will!

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5 Comments

  1. November 17, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    Wow! Sounds like you’re doing really well – even the treat of a bit of toast! Keep it up! 🙂

  2. November 17, 2014 / 10:13 pm

    Well done on your first 10K event and also on managing to keep up the enthusiasm for running on these dark wet days. Definitely the hardest time of the year to motivate yourself off the sofa! 😉

  3. November 18, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    Wow tough cookie! Being fit is such a pleasure i do not have right now, enjoy and i hope you hit your mark!

  4. November 19, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Congrats on the PB!! March is plenty of time to get some speed work in and knock some more time off… maybe we can motivate each other! 🙂

    • Corinne
      November 24, 2014 / 11:14 am

      Yeah, hopefully we can! I’ll keep checking out your blog 🙂

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