Ok let me rewind a couple of months. I was a couch potato (that’s actually not true but you get the point) who needed some motivation to get to the gym. So i signed up for a race for life in 3 weeks time in the hope it would force me to put my trainers on. It did exactly that, i started going to the gym three times a week and by the time it came to the event i ran/jogged the 5k in 30 mins exact. Not a bad effort. Anyway that little three week challenge turned into something i hadn’t quite expected. I’d started to lose a lot of weight in a short period of time and so i decided i was going to purposely continue so i could get back to my goal weight. My goal weight changed a lot during the course of the following months but eventually we stopped after a 3 stone weight loss. Yep that’s right i lost 3 bloody stone!
Anyway let’s not focus on what i have already achieved let’s focus on what i’m about to achieve. So i like to set myself aims, i am very driven and self motivated so once i set a goal i will bloody achieve it – i don’t do failure. So just like when i set myself the challenge of a 5k run in 3 weeks, i’ve set myself another challenge. I actually have a lot of time to prepare for this but it’s still a big deal for me, i’ve just signed up for a half marathon.
Now i’m not a long distance runner, i much preferred the 100m and 200m events back in the day but i’m stepping out of the comfort of the gym and doing something pretty cool. I’m not sure how great it’s going to go, bad knees run in my family and i’m pretty sure i have shin problems but i’m going to man the F up and not make excuses. I think a marathon is too ambitious and i don’t think i’d ever do a marathon (watch it next year i’ll be writing that as my next challenge ha!) but i think a half marathon is still a pretty big deal and i think i’d be proud of that as an achievement. So yeah i’m going to give it a go. Considering i’ve never ran anything more than a 5k this is a bloody joke and i must be really stupid.