Today: Running

25 Apr

Turn It Up (Pixie Lott album)

 

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No points for guessing what I’m going to blog about today!

 

Those of you who follow me on twitter will have noticed automatically generated tweets from Nike+ with some pathetic graph with what seems to be a horribly uneven run.

 

Again, no points as to who they belong to.

 

I’ve been doing interval training for a little while and had got to the point where I could run for half the time i allotted myself and walk the rest, so I decided to get on the distance goal. 5km.

 

However since I am working in miles as my units, it’s actually 5 miles.

 

I am now on week 3, a week where I am running 2 miles on the allotted days. It’s a bit annoying that I have missed at least one run per week, but they are mainly at the weekends when I’m not near a gym and I’m too scared to let people see me in my lycra!

 

I kind of like it. It gives me goals and indicates where I have missed runs, which makes me feel bad. And I like the lovely lady who tells me when I’m half way there and only have 400m to go…

 

I’m determined to run a full 2miles before my first every attempt at the 3 mile run on Sunday (Which I will try… on the streets of Cardiff!), you see I have been running half distance at least, before intervalling the last half distance. I have been running it more, but I’ve recently had issues with cramp in my shin which locks my foot into place, meaning I can’t physically walk.

 

So here is an official declaration of my aim for the week regarding my run:

 

I will run 2 miles in under 22 mins.

 

I’m not going to say I won’t interval. Because when it comes to me running 4 miles I will have to run 2 miles first to stick to my “Run half Interval half” rule.

 

I promise by the end of this 12 week program I will run the full 5 miles. I’ll even start working towards the 10km(mile) one. Haven’t really looked at that coaching program yet but I’m sure it’s scary!

 

I used to really hate running. But I’m enjoying it now, I’ve even made playlists depending on what distance I’m going to be doing! Today, since I have to run 2 miles, It’s my workout-2 playlist. Yeah go on then, I’ll tell you what songs they are, but no making fun!

 

  1. Pixie LottAll About Tonight
  2. One DirectionWhat Makes You Beautiful
  3. Taylor Swift – Long Live
  4. Taylor Swift – Enchanted
  5. Phil CollinsTake Me Down
  6. Glee Cast – Me Against the Music

 

Yep, only 6 songs but it lasts 24 mins. So I know that when Phil Collins comes on I’m nearly done! I’ve gone for the beats in the music and how the lyrics make me feel rather than pure taste. I need the inspiration to carry on at the moment, but when running gets easier I’m hoping that I will beable to listen to anything and just keep on running…

 

I’ve also started up on my sponsored diet again. I know It’s been a while and it’s not like I’ve been mis-behaving or anything. I’ve managed to maintain my weight so I’ve kicked the healthy eating into a higher gear to get my metabolism working again. I am determined to lose all 30lbs I said. I also want to get fitter and healthier.

 

Shall I put down some new goals? I don’t think I should put a time constraint on it because that is REALLY demotivational if you start to fall behind. I’m not strong enough mentally to pick myself up again really! Ok here goes…

 

  1. Lose the final 15lbs to reach the 30lb target
  2. Run a mile in 9mins or less
  3. Run for 30 mins without tiring
  4. Boobs stick out more than the tum….without sucking in!
  5. Get to small for my trousers

 

I think they are pretty good don’t you think? I should also add here about blogging more. But you will get at least 1 blog a week from me, every Monday after 7pm (UK time) which is my new weigh in time. Infact you’ll get some more when it comes to F1 weekends. Because I’m sure I’ll have more opinions to express and get frustrated about over the remaining races!

 

Any advice or motivational talk then please do comment. Or follow me on twitter @harriparf. Just be aware I like tweeting about #worklife #buslife foursquare and chatting about #F1. And science. And anything really…

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Today: Running”

  1. yuchiwa 25/04/2012 at 09:40 #

    sounds like some good progress and good goals! Keep it up! 🙂

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