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  1. So blast it I did. As I had done more than expected last time I went straight on to W4D1 and it was ok. Not easy but very stretching. The last 5 min jog I thought my phone had died or something it felt forever to get the warm down. But I got through it. I then went onto the gym. I didn't do anymore but that's ok I'm just glad I'm doing it. And I will make progress with the gym as the running gets easier and reps are easier. I'm where I need to be with it right now.


  2. So I'm just getting ready to go out for a run and realised that I never posted after my last one. That was 2 days ago Monday 2/2/15 I should have gone on the Sunday but got waylaid with the OH and all that.

    Anyway I went out but as I walked out the house I ended up on the phone. I walked my warm up and did my stretches all on the phone. (I know talented right). I got of the phone and decided that I didn't want to do the same as I did last time so skipped to W3D1 normally when I finish my stretches I go straight into running which of course I did. The problem was because I had been on the phone I hadn't started the day, so when I started running I ended up running the warm up and the first run which was 90 secs which meant I ran 5 1/2 mins straight. I did it and it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. I continued with the rest of it as it should be. I even did the course slightly differently so that when I got to the gym it was at the end of my run. Yay.

    On the gym I did 3x 10 reps and 2 or 3 mins on the others.


    Right I'm gonna go blast it. Will post when I get back in.

  3. Mea Mia I don't have any children at the moment so don't really understand but could hazard a guess as I'm like that whenever I see the nephews. I have just got myself a new water bottle that is 700 ml so I know that if I drink four of them a day I have had my 2lts or more. I am trying hard to achieve that. I have a flexi sports bottle that is 500 ml and am trying to drink that after my run. I cannot always manage it straight away but I get there in the end.

  4. So W2D2 done. It was harder than the other day but I think that was cos I did it in the morning. Half way round I realised that I hadn't had breakfast which really wont have helped.

    I went the long way round so that I could get to the gym at the end of my run. I had 1 repeat left which was ok and probably a good warm down after being on the machines.

    Today I did 2 lots of 10 reps or 2 min. Some of the machines are boring but hey ho.

    The last machine/ apparatus is one to do sit ups. After using it the other day my lower stomach has been hurting. That's understandable as I probably don't use those muscles much. Today trying to do the sit ups it hurt so bad. I could barely lie down and was so not using the right technique. I thought ahh I'm never gonna do the reps. Somehow after a shakey start I made it. The second set got easier. So hopefully next time it won't be so hard.

    My problem now is feeling very lazy and so un motivated to do anything let alone move around. How do people have the energy?

  5. So I made it. W2D1 I got up this morning with every intention to go for a run. Did I.... no I sat at my computer instead. I run a part time business and did somethings that I had been putting off so it wasn't all bad.

    After lunch I thought about my blog on here and how silly I would look if I didn't post my next day and look like I had given up. So i strapped on my shoes and stepped out the house. I did my 4 min walk warm up and then I paused I did more stretches than I did on my other runs. I did not have so much issue today which is fantastic and will stop me worrying about it.

    I run the large park that is behind my house. On one of the fields they had built an outdoor gym. I said that will be useful as I won't have to pay to go 5 the gym. I have never used before and as I went past I paused my run and used it. I did 10 reps or 1min on each one. It wasn't much but some of the pieces were really hard. It has given me the confidence to use it again another day.

    I continued my run. Well again it wasn't really running but moving a little bit faster. But the point is I did it.

    I really don't feel that bad which means my fitness is improving. :-)

  6. So W1D3 done. We have the highs and lows of running. I feel great that I have done it. I felt that I could have done 90 secs jogging and 60 secs walking and not the other way round as it was. I did what it told me to do.

    On the lows I didn't feel like I was going much faster than walking. In fact I feel like I was a granny in a power walking class and the only thing that was missing was the dumbells in my hands. All I kept thinking was at least I am here giving it a go.

    The other big low was my shins hurt and my ankles, my right one in particular. I couldn't decide if it was cramp or a strain, it was worse when I was jogging. It is the muscle on top that joins the ankle to the foot. I stuggled with it. It is fine now that I'm home, well I still know that I have hurt it but nothing to worry about it. I had a banana when I got in, to see if that helps.

    I do stretch before I run. I walk for 3 mins then stretch. Maybe I am not stretching enough.

    oh well I will solider on.

  7. Hi all.

    My name is Siobhan Page so people call me spage. I do not normally write in forums but like someone else said if I write it down then hopefully it will keep me at it.

    I have titled this Oh man that was bad because it truly was. W1D1 was two days ago and I swore most of the way round. Everything hurt and I was panting so hard I thought I wasn't going to make it home.

    I feel ridiculous as 5 years ago I did not have a car and went everywhere on my bike. Up til a year ago I was ice skating two or three times a week, and not just a pootle but proper figure skating with jumps and spins. I then damaged the ligaments in my right knee and had to stop for a while. Well I just haven't been back.

    I recently changed jobs and became a desk bum working in a call center.

    All this has resulted in one very unfit person. Like they say 'If you don't use it, you loose it.' Well I lost it.

    I am going to get it back and I will get back on the ice. Like Mike says FIGHT!

    Today I did W1D2 and it was not so bad. I just have to get to the end of the programme, well the challenges lie ahead.


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