November 18th, 2019
It hasn't gone to plan. So first week and I have only been on one run and a bit of daily walking.... the shame. Sorry it's not much of an update..... must do better :/
The first thing you need to know about me is that I am not a runner. I like lifting weights but I hate running and I am crap at it. So let's go back to the beginning of August this year I'd won some fancy booze, mainly whiskey and bourbon and I luuuuuuurve whiskey and bourbon, this is where the trouble began.
I was joyous and merry, chatting with the husband and he says that there is a 10k trail run in Bristol in October, on the weekend of our anniversary, wouldn't it be romantic to do that together. Now on a normal day I'd tell him he was out of his fucking mind. But I was joyous as hell and felt capable of anything, also another thing you should know is that I love a bargain, I am a fully fledged 'yellow sticker warrior' and tough runner happened to be offering a discount over the next hour. I signed up there and then.
I started training the next day and oh my God, afterwards I was absolutely crapping it. I downloaded a coach to 10k app, which was 14 weeks in length, (I had less time than that) and it started with walk/run drills, the running drills were a minute long and I couldn't run for a minute.
I was panicking but I persevered and to my surprise every time I got better. I was so lush to see my progress on my fitbit app.
I did the 10k at the end of October, I got a medal - yippeee. Have I run since? Have I fuck!
Which is criminal after the joy I got from seeing my progress going up!
Therefore, I am starting #MondayMiles to keep myself accountable. Each Monday I will share with you how many miles I have managed to run in the week prior, along with the ups and downs. I will warn you now - I'll moan about it - a lot........
This Is me:
I’m Emma, I train women (Offline and Online) who may struggle with their confidence and self esteem. I believe that women need more options that suit different lifestyles and needs, some of us don't have time to stick to a rigid plan, some people are to scared to even set foot in a gym (I have been there).