Race For Life: Update

As I briefly mentioned in my “Ins and Outs” post I am part of The Race For Life Get Social Team –  spreading the word about The Race For Life via blogs, Twitter and Facebook.

As is evident, my blog has been lacking somewhat recently and I feel I should step up to my teamly duties and get blogging!

Training is….HARD! I don’t yet have a runners body and I’m trying to “train” it, but it’s definitely one of the hardest challenges I have ever undertaken. More training is needed but I’ve increased from 10 mins of solid running to (a slow) 30 mins of solid running so I am improving.

I have also jumped on the 30 day shred band wagon. I started last week and I’m still on level one (I like to follow the “more difficult” person though to make myself feel a bit more advanced!) but WOW can you feel the results. I feel toned and fit and hopefully my newly discovered muscles – “Thighs, sorry for the pain I put you in!” – will give me some core body strength and fitness that will make my running improve even quicker.

Dietwise, all is good and I have definitely lost weight. How much, nobody knows, as scales bought for about €3 at the local Flee Market type shop aren’t that accurate, but my clothes feel looser and I feel fitter and healthier. If you have ever read Elle Fowler’s blog (http://ellefowler.com) , or seen her YouTube videos (search for allthatglitters21) you will see that she has a vice. A vice which I share. DIET COKE. I just love the liquid….brown. What a horrible description! But I do. I am weaning myself off it but it’s definitely the one thing I crave and really want when I can’t have it!

There are still nearly 3 months until race day (11th July) so I have plenty of time to really get prepared but I am already feeling a little nervous. I don’t want to merely complete the race, I want to challenge myself and get a good time which I can be proud of. Thankfully, the lovely Jayne the “Leader” of the Get Social Team has sent me some Race For Life goodies, which I shall share with you all once I get back to England and unwrap them. What’s more inspiring than freebies?!

Are any of you training for a Race For Life event? Do you have any training tips? I’d LOVE to know them!

Love Helen



One response to “Race For Life: Update

  1. kayla christine

    Hi! I love your blog, it seems we have a lot in common. I am also 21, and am training for a 10k that i will run in july 🙂 I to used to be super fit, and a workout-a-holic but stopped for a while. So i am now training as well and boy is the running thing, withoug loosing your breath, hard! I know exactly what you mean haha. Well good luck with your race and i look forward to reading more. 🙂

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