Wednesday, 17 August 2016

My Fitness Journey: Couch to Half Marathon

This week I made a bold decision, I signed up to complete the Bath Half Marathon.

You might not know this about me, but I don't run. The last time I ran was at school, and all I have is horrible memories of always coming last in the cross country. I suffered bullying in school because of my weight, so I would do anything to get out of PE and Games classes. Now I am older, I regularly work out, but running has never been my thing. Until now.

With all that said, you're probably thinking 'why the hell did she sign up for a half marathon'. Well, I have to blame part of it on peer pressure from my work colleagues, who are also completing the run. But, I also want to do it for myself. The sense of achievement from crossing the finishing line will be incredible. The benefits to my health and fitness are a really important factor. I have been wanting to improve my fitness for years - so what better way than running 13 miles (eek!)

Over the next 7 months, I want to document my journey from the couch (literally) to me crossing the finish line at the Bath Half. I want you to share this experience with me, and also help to keep me motivated.

I know it's not going to be easy, but I'm up for the challenge. I'm excited to share it with you, the good and (I'm sure) the bad.

I would really appreciate any tips or advice that you have for me?
Please leave them in the comments, or get in touch via Twitter/Instagram. 

Love, Kate xx

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  1. OMG, go girl!! This is so good. UGH to bullies in school, I am so glad growing up above school people are accepting and supportive rather than judgemental.
    Anyways, this is so cool, I really do not run either, I have signed up for a muddy run competition for the sake of proving to myself I can do it and the fitness the training will give me achievement!
    My advice is HIIT training is great for long runs, so try some of those methods. And also, keeping a positive attitude (which I can see you have) really helps! Good luck and keep us updated please! XX

    1. Ahh thank you so much babe - what a lovely comment! Yes, I love being an adult, kids are so mean. Well done you for signing up to a muddy run!! Yeh the sense of achievement will be incredible! Oh right, thank you for that. I will make sure I incorporate some HIIT into my training. Haha, yes I will try and keep a hold of my positive attitude!! I'll be doing regular updates on my blog 😊 xx


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