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x_melanie_x in Blackburn is doing 22 things including…

run 5k without stopping, flopping, or dropping

24 cheers


x_melanie_x has written 3 entries about this goal


So I am entering Race for Life this summer and it’s a 5k charity race so I need to be able to run 5k before doing this race. I’ve got until June to get into shape and get fitter for this but now I have a race/goal to work towards with this goal so it will push me into my running more and give me something to train for and aim for.

I want to... able to do this by the end of the second week in September. It’s pushing it to be ready for the half marathon to be honest and I could do with doing this by the end of the month but I only have 8 days and will only run 5-6 times in total and I can only manage 20 metres at the moment so I don’t know what I am going to do. I am going to exercise daily from now on. Walkign and running and bike riding and exerucise DVD is what I will be using on the days I don’t run and even on the days I run I will try and do one of those and I think also when I come back in from a run I should have a big drink and go on my exercise bike even if it’s only for ten minutes.

I haven't.....

...been running in ages. I got ill and then when I wasn’t ill I didn’t go running. I have been spending way too many hours sat on the computer in the evenings and need to get out and start trying to run again. I have a half marathon in October so I need to get started before it’s too late.
So this goal is perfect for me and I hope I can do it in about 6 weeks and then be able to do the 10K 2-3 weeks later. I am looking forward to it. It is a lot tougher than people think and I am very unfit so it was harder for me but I was running 200metres without stopping which is pretty good. It will take time and effort but I want to do it so it makes it slighly easier because I am determined to be able to run.

x_melanie_x has gotten 24 cheers on this goal.


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