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.


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

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

  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.


  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!

  5. Well done you! Awesome effort.

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


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