So I started my #MilesforMAMA challenge with my three aims of reaching 500km by July and getting a couple of personal bests along the way. I am nowhere near running either 5km or 10km as a single distance yet so those personal bests are a long way off, I did however want to make a decent dent into my 500km or 311 miles target.
I started with good intentions. I really did. I took my trainers on holiday and everything. I just didn’t do what I set out to do. I have a million excuses:
– The Baby got tonsilitis
– The Toddler wasn’t sleeping
– The Husband worked late
– I’ll go tomorrow
– It’s dark now
– It’s too hot
– I forgot to charge the watch
The list goes on but I have come to the realisation that the excuses are just that. Excuses. If I want to do something I should find a way to do it, which is helped by the guilt of the husband running and training for another half marathon.
In a measly FOUR runs see I really need to pick my game up I have managed to do a total of 7.51 miles.
10 Sept – 1.66 miles – 20m02s
24 Sept – 1.90 miles – 20m01s
28 Sept – 2.02 miles – 21m41s
30 Sept – 1.93 miles – 20m01s
I’ve stopped following the Couch to 5k (was always going to happen) and I’m just making my own up as I go along with a portion of jogging and a portion of walking, though the jogging is now the majority.
I want to run at least twice a week if not three times. I need to be a little bit realistic with childcare and a working and running husband to fit it all in for us both. I also want to up my time from 20 minutes to 25 minutes. Hopefully doing that means I will be doing a minimum of 5 miles per week, hopefully nearer 7.5 miles and I can get back on track.
Wish me luck and I’ll update you next month!You can follow our adventures from the sandpit (and beyond) over on Facebook, see you there!