Challenges and Achievements

Posted on: 23 Apr 2014

Only got 8 7 sessions left on the WII EA Fitness II - 9 week challenge.  In that time I have achieved 3 PB’s at Dulwich Park Run and was awarded Park Runner of the Month. (Okay one was by 3 seconds but still counts!).  Travelled to the Sweatshop in Bishopsgate (London Marathon Store) last Saturday and finally selected a pair of Saucony Triumph 11 trainers (daughter's feet included - showing off her spiderman socks).   

Quite an unusual experience – price not being a factor only what feels the best.  Even the shop assistant seemed to be enjoying it (may have been her first Park Run winner)

I need to buck my ideas up and get back to 8-10 miles as I have the Run Hackney in June which I’m looking forward to.  I am hoping to improve on my current PB but will have the additional challenge of warm weather – not used to running in full sunshine only early morning watery rays. It should be exciting to run in the Olympic Park.

My next challenge (a bit girly) I need to slim down to a size 14.  I have optimistically bought a dress for a wedding  taking place in early July but purchased a 14 in the hope I’ll be able to squeeze into it) – it was on special offer so couldn’t resist it.  Hovering on the 16 borders at the moment so need to do something special in the next couple of months to obliterate the excess fat.  An added bonus to this is that I’ll get to run in the Inverness Park Run (the furthest North parkrun in the world – apparently) on the morning of the wedding.  Fingers crossed.

Talking of Parkruns – I’m thinking of travelling to St Albans at the end of May (31st) to have a go at smashing my PB there (currently 34.06) – Marc made the suggestion a couple of weeks ago and I loved the idea.   Just need to remember to buy my train ticket in advance this time!  (Still feel guilty about that one Dave – thank you again).

Finally, I have registered for the Brighton marathon 2015 – it is due to be my first marathon so that’s going to be the big one for 2015.  Would dearly love to be a part of a team (if anyone will have me), I felt quite lonely on the Silverstone Half so to be a part of a team would hopefully increase my enjoyment of the whole experience.

Still thinking about Snowdon in 2016 – will have to wait and see about that one.

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