Wednesday, 11 November 2015

How I started running...

At School I would avoid exercise at all costs. I would chat to my friends on the rounders field and ignore any balls coming my way. I found exercise embarrassing at school, I was always worried that I was going to make a fool out of myself. I hated it. Writing this I feel so sorry for my persistent PE teachers who must have found me a complete and utter nightmare. Fast forward 10 years and I think I may finally be making them proud as I've now run a whole marathon, several half marathons and countless 10k races.

Running isn't easy. I remember when I first went for a 1 mile 'run' along the Thames. I was spluttering, felt heavy, and my lungs were close to bursting point. I didn't want to carry on, I wanted to go home and put the kettle on and give up. I'm so happy that I managed to overcome that feeling and actually work at something I wasn't naturally good at. I love that with every run I'm improving and getting stronger and achieving more. Don't get me wrong, I still don't find running easy but I do find it cathartic and on very rare occasions I've even experienced 'runners high'. Yes, it does exist.

I've put together a video that I hope will help you on your running journey. If you've just come back from your first ever run and are feeling disheartened like I was then maybe give this a watch...

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  1. This is amazing. I used to be exactly the same. Ive had bouts of running on and off (always having to stop through illness) Ive saved this page to watch your video when im in bed on my usual YT spree.

    But major congrats to you girl. That's an incredible achievement to have made. And you are now definitely my new fitness hero/inspo.

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! It has made my day :) I love running as its so easy to just pop your trainer on and run out of the door. I always feel so much better after a run! Wishing you lots of luck in your running adventures :)