So pleased with myself today! One of the people I am “friends” with on My Fitness Pal has been doing a lot of running recently, and I saw that her time spent running has been increasing, while mine has been stuck at 5km for a while now. I guess I was a little nervous of hurting my leg again, but now that I’ve been signed off from my sports therapist, I felt inspired to try a longer run (so thanks “emzilee”!).
I could have just tried 6 or 7km, but I felt so motivated today that I thought I would try my old favourite route, which is 9km. I told myself that I could run/walk only after I’d hit 5km, but as it turns out, I just kept going! I took it steady and must admit I was quite tired towards the end, but the nearer I got to home the more determined I was to just keep running. I finished the 9.08km route in 1 hour 30 seconds, which isn’t bad – oh and ran via a postbox and posted the first batch of our wedding invitations, so my run had a practical purpose as well! 🙂
Felt so chuffed! Didn’t really want to do my 30-day challenge exercises after that, but I did them anyway: 130 squats, 80 lunges, 150 crunches (instead of 85 crunches and 65 sit-ups – damn that carpet burn!), 42 leg raises (these are getting a *bit* easier now!), 28 press-ups (still doing the girly knee ones, but they are definitely getting easier too!) and 55 seconds of plank. I’m really starting to feel much stronger in my core – can’t believe I can hold a plank for 55 seconds!! I’m sure it must be doing my running some good too.
Happy day! Now all we need is for England to win tonight!