I must have temporarily lost the plot, because I appear to have signed up for a marathon…

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Week 1 Summary

Well after a setback being ill over the weekend (including Monday *insert sad face*), I certainly didn’t get off to the best start to my training, and only managed to do 2 runs – 1 of which can only be described as a rush job. And I missed the WWWP5K run which I’d still like to do, albeit slightly delayed. Gutted gutted gutted.

Over 2 runs, I covered a whopping pitiful  distance of 10.09km (6.2 miles).

I think it is a good idea for the future, to set some goals each week (obviously I’m hoping not to be ill again anytime soon). To keep on top of things, but to also keep me going. So here it goes. Goals for week 2…

1. Run at least 3 times.
2. Run a 10k at least once, in one session. My furthest one so far is 7km and it felt okay, just sweaty warm.
3. Do one session of weight training. Either at the gym or on the wii fit. Just something other than running. My upper body strength and my core strength is really truly poor. I genuinely could not do a pushup if my life depended on it. I am told that the better your core muscles are, the less strenuous your running will become over time. Worth a try. Plus, I just love the word BUFF and want to be it. (But not like them women who looks like they’re constantly straining to do a poo. No thanks)

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Wanna do a 5km run over the t’interweb?

I have just stumbled across this blog organising a Worldwide WordPress 5k run. I absolutely flippin’ love this idea.

With the aim to get people moving more, and in effect, exercise “together” even if you’re on the other side of the world, it is such a good motivator, and a fab way to communicate with the online running community – one I’ve never been involved in, but hope to be in upcoming months. Get my geek on yeeeah.

In a nutshell, the blog states:

“You can run, walk, or skip. It’s up to you. There’s no time limit and there’s just one requirement: that you participate!

The blog is hoping for participants to run on Sunday 10th April (this week) but also states that it is open from 4th – 10th April to give some flexibility. I think I will do mine on Sunday when I’ve got some free time to do an outdoor run.

As soon as I have decided on a road route, and charged up my camera, I’m going to post details of my own personal fun run right here in the next few days. If you fancy doing it too, use the tag wwwp5k so we can all have a nosey at each other’s efforts. Really excited to see posts from other WordPress users on this one. Should be a giggle.