Chiro: So now you have had your first event, what are your plans now?
Me: A 10km event, then train for a halfy.
Chiro: How far are you running now?
Me: About 10km give or take.
Chiro: You could run a half marathon tomorrow you know, you would feel like shit afterwards, but you could do it.
Apparently I am structurally sound and my body knows what to do. This comforts me, and excites me! It is the most encouraging news I have heard in a while! It got me thinking!
Yesterday I went to my 6 weekly Chiropractor appointment. I have been going since not long after the twins were born.
Before carrying the twins I had never had problems with my hips, back or legs, after poppin them out, I had all three!
Today after some good weight loss, sensible running and eating less crap, I have none of those. Woot!
And it is true, after this 10km event in June, I want to begin my training for a half marathon.
When I first started running, I never thought I would come this far, it was a means to an end, and that end was to reach pre-baby weight. Now, after falling in love, there is no end, running is just my ‘thing’! Weird I know, but cool all at the same time!
So far I am keeping to my training to prepare for my 10k event. 3 runs a week. I can already run 10km, but not very fast, and not without walking for a some of it. It has only just recently been that I could run 5km and not stop to walk, I am getting itchy feet and want to catch that 10km.
My first ever 10km run I did, I kept pausing my Nike app for the times that I stopped to stretch out or get water from a fountain, I did that run in 1hr16mins. My last 10km including stops and walking some of the distance I did in 1hr32mins, I didnt pause it once, so that I could get an accurate account of my progress. I believe I am not far from running the entire distance, or at least running almost all of it. This to me is so cool!
Now I am not one to be all touchy feely emotional like, but the other day during my 10km estuary run I felt a strange kind of elation. I am also not a religious person, but it felt very spiritual. I don’t know if it was just runners high, or lack of air haha but it sure felt good and it definitely felt right!
This running thing just gets better and better!
I am about to go for a 12km trail run today, I will probably post about it tonight, 12km is a bit nuts for me, but I have been wanting to check out a few more of the trails out at the TECT Park. This one is called Buffalo Girl Trail. It is about a 10-15min jog from the main entrance of the TECT and is actually classed as a MTB track. A company called Beyond Adventure Racing have a few challenges on it for all levels of fitness.
OH and I have chucked into this post a video from the Run for your Freakn Life, for your entertainment 🙂
I’ll let you know how my run goes today,
Hope you are doing something Amaze balls today!