Monday, May 10, 2010

All Run Out



Mother's Day Classic

Do you remember how I said I was going to attempt the Mother's Day Classic? Well, I did it! And here is me in all my red-faced-glory as proof!

Despite not being able to make it around the block six weeks ago, I ran the whole 8km and did it in a pretty good time...if I do say so myself! My secret weapon was a running program called Couch to 5km. I used this as the basis for my training, but tweaked it a little because I didn't have enough weeks to do it by the book. If you've ever wanted to start running but thought it was beyond you, give this program a try. Trust me!

Although Mother's Day is often written off as a hunk of commercial rot, participating in an event like this made my day. It was incredible being part of such a positive event that not only raises funds for breast-cancer support and awareness, but brings together so many different people who were all there with the same purpose - to support each other as they ran or walked.

Whatever you did, I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day, and that the week ahead is a ripper.

8 comments:

  1. Well done on the run, that's a great achievement!! Hope you had a great Mother's Day :)

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  2. nice effort!! congratulations! you are one inspiring lady. sounds like you enjoyed your day xx

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  3. We did this too, except we walked with Abi in the pram.

    We only did the 4km walk, but it was so lovely to be out, doing something for such a great cause.

    xx

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  4. I love couch to 5km too. I am definitely not a natural born runner and find this program perfect for getting back into running regularly every summer. There's also 5km-10km - also great!

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  5. Oh shucks! Thanks for all your lovely comments and words of encouragement! You've made me blush...
    x

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