Can you believe it has been three years since I started this blog? Three years since I made the decision to embark on a journey from Couch to 5K and then… well, I had no idea where it was going to take me.
At first, it didn’t even take me to the end of the road, but slowly, run by run, week by week and month by month, the distance started to build up and I ended up running (and sometimes walking) much further than I ever thought possible – 5Ks, 10Ks, Half Marathons, a Marathon and even a 100K ultra marathon.
OK, so the marathon and the ultra involved much more walking than running, but the point is, I never thought that covering that kind of distance on foot was possible – not for me anyway.
Of course, there have been a lot of ups and downs along the way. The past year hasn’t been great for running and it’s hard not to feel that you’re back to square one again when returning from injury. But with just over 10 weeks to go until my next big race (the South Coast Challenge 50K), I’m not going to let that put me off.
So, this evening, in celebration of my Blogiversay (which is also the day before my Runiversary), I decided to get my backside out the door for a nice little 5K around Hove Park. It was slow, and there were walk breaks, but I managed to complete the distance in bang on 35 minutes, which is an improvement on my recent efforts, so I’m happy with that.
I plan to get a couple 5Ks in this week, maybe a longer one too, but I also need to get a long walk in this weekend to build up my distance for the 50K. My recovery time isn’t what it used to be, so we’ll see how it goes. The important thing is just to keep moving.
How’s your training going? Did you get a run in this week? Please share you thoughts in the comments.