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Moment of madness????

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wow – was this a moment of madness or what! I’ve just signed up for a 5km walk/run this Sunday!

I think I’ll be fine with a 5km walk as Mark and I often go for long, long walks at the weekend, often quite a bit over 5kms. I am going to try to go as fast as I can, perhaps do a little interval training as I go. I am going to do this on my own so I can really learn how I manage it and what works best for me.

I feel excited! Let’s see how I feel on Sunday afternoon! The race is nice and early, at 7.30am.

I’ve been thinking of doing a 5km – but not really set myself any targets and after this first one, I’m really going to try to work up to something bigger. I must talk to my chiro about how to manage my aches if I want to start working up towards something bigger.

Apart from signing up for the race, today I got up early and did Day 1 of week 2’s video at 5.40am. Tonight I’m going to do a brisk 15 minute walk and also some cycling or Zumba on the wii.

This week I’m going to focus on:
At least 300 minutes of exercise for the week.
Try 1 new recipe.
Getting the balance right – 3 days minimum of getting carbs/fats/protein levels in the correct range.
Some writing on Friday.

I’ve always been a “just do it” person and I was lucky enough to find a run/walk in my area this weekend! On Monday I will sign up for another if I’m still feeling excited about it! The next one in our area that I could go to is on the 18th June, but this is the day after my mother-in-law arrives from the UK... so I will have to check with Mark first. It’s another morning race, but not as early. I think it should be fine... they have a 5km and a 10km walk. I will see how Sunday’s race goes before deciding. I just looked at the schedule – there’s a half marathon run/walk on 25th September... perhaps that is a target for me to aim for!

It’s my first work day having eating the Go Lean cereal... My tum is feeling a little empty now, but it’s 9.55am... so just over 3 hours since I ate breakfast... not too bad but I usually last until 11am. I should be feeling fuller for longer so I will make myself a cup of tea and try to last a bit longer before I have a snack.

OK... feeling excited... don’t want to have to work but should... been sat here for some time and only managed one work related email so far!

Have a great day my SparkPeople friends.... hey, maybe you can do something crazy and sign up for something you’ve been thinking about doing for a while... Go for it!
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  • A_RARE_BEAN
    GO ABI!!!! Woot woot!! That sounds awesome :o) What is life without a few moments of madness, stepping out of our comfort zone is where we discover who we really are. Have fun on sunday! And yeah second jessnstone, check out the couch to 5k program if after walkin on sunday you wanna run the next one :o)

    Bean xx
    3645 days ago
  • JANEZAP
    way to go!!!! thats so exciting i think doing it by yoursself is a great idea!! you will learn about how you cope and im sure you will push yourself :) so proud of you for just signing up!! i was a little bit motivated by your blog and went and looked up races in my area turns out theres a 5k fun/run/walk here on sun unfortunately the cheaper registration date closed yesterday and the price is a bit much for me at the moment so im gonna give it a miss but maybe i'll go for a run on sunday and time myself to see how i go!!
    Good luck and again im so proud of you for doing it woooo girl power!!

    3646 days ago
  • MISSME1223
    that's so awesome!! good for you!!
    3646 days ago
  • JESSNSTONE
    Thats awesome! I love 5k's. If you want to build up to running one in the future, you should check out the couch to 5k program. I slowly builds you up so at the end of 8 (?) weeks you are running a 5k.
    PS-how does the GoLean taste?
    3646 days ago
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