I have been training for a charity 5K run for the NSPCC for a month now (you can sponsor me by clicking here) and this is what I've learned so far.
- It is REALLY important to stretch. I couldn't be bothered to stretch before my second run and I was a wreck the following day. I was like a crab on its back and could barely drag myself out of bed.
- I do not look good running. I have an odd gait due to my giant bosoms. I also move very slowly but sweat profusely. The upside is that's not what I'm there for so I generally relish in my grossness.
- Old ladies can and will outrun you. Do you know who goes running in parks like everyday? Gangs of old ladies. They may not be speedy but they can do 5K and hold a conversation. I need to get on that level.
- It feels surprisingly good. I was convinced I would hate every minute that I spent running but it's not so bad. I put on some Childish Gambino and ponder the universe. I may come out of this experience a runner and a deep thinker.
Four laps of the park is equal to 5K and as of this morning I was able to walk/run 3 laps. Considering that a month ago exercise was a dirty word to me, I'm pretty proud of myself. I'll be posting more updates so keep checking back. Don't forget to sponsor me, all the money goes to the NSPCC who do good work helping children.
If anyone out there is a beginner runner like me or more experienced, I would love to hear about how you are doing and any training tips you have.