Yo yo yo yo yo yo yo my peeps! How we all doing? 😎 If you’re having a week like mine, then I hope it’s been a good one. I’ve been busy trying to get my little chubby legs back at it, and setting myself some goals. This week, I managed to hit a couple of targets I set myself 💪and I’m proper pleased with the results.
If you guys remember I’ve been in recovery for a while, and officially from Thursday last week, I’m out of it! 🙌 I. AM. DONE. So I set myself a little goal, of being able to run a mile without taking any short breaks, and work up to two miles of doing the same. My main objective was to get out there, and cover the distance. Let’s start with Monday.
Monday I packed all my running gear, and even roped a work colleague into coming with me on my little jog after work. Kimberley you were a gem, as I don’t think I would have made it out of the building that night, without going directly to my car and driving STRAIGHT home. Together we ran a mile, and to top it off I didn’t stop. We did it in 10minutes and 50 seconds – not bad if you haven’t been able to cover that distance for a while I would say. I did my little panic after, and checked my stomach for any pulls and pains, but all was well, so I thought I could push myself a little harder through the week.
Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday. What a day to find motivation. 😣 I ran a mile, but felt absolutely shattered. Not even joking. I got home from work and put myself to bed – don’t worry I had Craig on the case making dinner. #priorities
I ran my distance, but I definitely feel looking back, that Tuesday should of been a rest day, and I should have ran later in the week. After being able to cover a mile for the first time without taking a break, this was where I should have planned my routine better; taken into account that my body would need longer to heal. I’ve made note of this for training next week, because after Tuesday I didn’t run until Friday!
Friday was where I was really chuffed with my outcome. I was initially worried I would put my body under too much strain, and I wanted to try and cover 1 mile to 1.5 miles. Well, I ran 2 miles! No breaks, no pain, no injury. 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁 Here is a little picture from my Nike Running App to show my miles covered.
Next time I’ll make sure to add more details, such time per mile. This run after a long day at work, took me 22 minutes, so 11 minutes per mile. The one thing I do regret from this, is not stretching…PLEASE DONT SHOUT AT ME! I was stiff as hell on Saturday.
Tonight’s homework is to find stretches, that I can use before and after running. So if you guys have any good stretches that help you, please share! I have a few I use, but these are mainly from my memory at school when doing netball; and that was a bloody long time ago.
I need to find some good classes to support muscle strength and tightening my core. If any of you attend any great classes or do any great workouts at home, please share. 😁 I need all the help I can get 😂😂
Until next week for more ramblings
Lucy Loop 🧚♀️