Wednesday, 10 November 2010

New Shoes!

The recurring foot injury really put an end to my 10k jogging ambitions but I've discovered a glimmer of hope!

I did a lot of swimming over the summer to try and strengthen my foot, which has been great, but anything even of moderate impact has proved too much for it really.

But the answer, as to so many things in life I'm sure, may lie with a wonderful pair of new shoes...

My new Sketchers Shape-Ups are an absolute dream! Yes, there the one's that are suppoesed to help tone your legs and bum as you walk but they're proving to be a real comfort for the old foot.

So my legs (particularly my calves) feel like rock but not a peep from the foot!

Here's hoping!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Out Injured

I'm not running because I have a foot injury but I really hope it will be better soon! When I re-start jogging, I'll re-start blogging!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Training? Not when it's raining!

It seems I might have to come up with some ideas for combatting the glorious British weather! I ran 3k in 20 minutes on Monday but it seems I have been shirking a run since! (Combination of too much work and lots of rain). Let's see what tomorrow brings...

Nice story: one of the athletic-type bods training on the track on Monday said she thought I was doing a good bit of running! I thought that was really kind because she didn't need to say anything at all but it spurred me on to do a super exhausting final lap! Thanks for the support! :o)

Friday, 27 February 2009

6k takes 50 minutes

I timed myself today (that is, I checked the time when I started and when I finished on Old Joe) and it took me fifty minutes to do 6k. Although that is slow, I found it quite difficult today because my legs, feet and back ached a bit. I was a bit grumpy but I was pleased when I had finished the 15 laps.

A short 3k

Wednesday afternoon did not prove to be the best time for a run and so I went yesterday lunchtime instead. Being a bit flexible about when I run has meant that I'm more likely to do it, so I don't scold myself at all for not always running when I plan to. As long as I get in two short runs and one long one every week then I'm happy.

The good news is that I have gathered up enough momentum to be able to fit in a short 3k run (instead of 2k) for the twice a week runs. I shall still aim for 6k for my longer run today - I think it's still a bit soon for me to lurch around the track for any more than that.

All of the supportive message are really spurring me on - so thank to everyone who is following and commenting on my blog.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Lunch time jogging

I managed it yesterday! I forgot my keys on Monday and so was unable to retrieve my kit from my locker in order to go for a run - but yesterday (Tuesday) I managed a short 5 lap run and a shower, all well within my lunch hour! I shall be doing a short run again this evening.

I tried to pick up the pace and ran faster than my normal trudge (obviously) but I'm not sure I'll ever be able to keep that up for 10k!

Still trying to source audio books...

Friday, 20 February 2009

A comfortable 6k!

I've just come back from a lunchtime run around the track and I managed a comfortable 15 laps (which is 6km). I was really pleased with this even though I am jogging at an excruciating slow pace as it means that I'm not far off being able to jog for 10km continuously and comfortably.

My plan from now on is to try and fit in a shorter run twice a week (i.e. no more than half an hour), to try and quicken my comfortable jogging pace, and then have a longer run once a week to build up to 10km!

For the longer run one of my pals has suggested that I listen to audio books as they help the time along without potentially disrupting your pace as music sometimes can. I think this is a fab idea and will attempt to procure some audio books and a listening device anon. If anyone else has any helpful ideas, then please post them here as I would be happy to receive them :o)