Turns out that attempting to recreate a track speed session on the lone tread in an un-air conditioned hotel “gym” leads to a big old 🍅 face 😂👌that session took a lot of concentration and imagining being back in a @kimmayco reshape 😩 (best trainer for a reason yo 💅) but it got DONE... I realise now just how much I miss those classes, especially on a weds morning ❤️ so I’m digging deep to find it within me, and getting back to the track where I can pretend I’m an athlete ASAP 🏃♀️ #onceyougotrackyounevergoback#marathontraining#speedwork#running#thisgirlcan#londonmarathon2018
This, my lovelies, is the ugly face of running 😂😂 I mean, if you look good after cardio, you are NOT doing it right 😩😂
So today’s instalment of Kati’s #midweekmotivation is for all those who are also training for this lil London run coming up....
Marathon training is not just throwing on your trainers & off you go....marathon training (for me, a non-running, cardio-hating, weight-loving fitness addict 😂):
🏃🏻♀️ is about taking myself completely out of my comfort zone
🏃🏻♀️ is about making less visits to my happy place, but understanding that there is such a thing as runners high 😂
🏃🏻♀️is about heading out into the cold, wet, London winter, but also appreciating what this amazing city has to offer
🏃🏻♀️is about dealing with the sheer exhaustion & achy legs every day, when work is hectic & all you wanna do is sleep 🏃🏻♀️
🏃🏻♀️is about temporarily giving up the things I love (🥂🏋🏻♀️🥊) to make sure my body is as ready as possible 🏃🏻♀️
🏃🏻♀️ is about realising that my chat is going to be very dull for the next few months (sorry 😂)
🏃🏻♀️ is about every time my legs want to give up, remembering who, what & why I’m doing this for 💔
🏃🏻♀️ is about being excited to meet the amazing people who will be standing with me on the start line in 94 days!!!💕💕
So there you go!! It’s different for everybody, but that’s a little insight into my world 😂 Happy happy #humpday you gorgeous bunch 💕💕
After experimenting with both I have found mtns in Spain > hills in Lewisham. #training#londonmarathon2018#savethechildren
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CONFESSION: I cried... So I had my first long run Sunday and i think i pushed my self a little to much. I found myself in a really low place. About half way through my run I stood at the bottom of a hill, looking up, wondering how i was going to the top. I was exhausted mentally and physically. It had felt all i had done was run uphill and here was another hill in my path. I wont lie, I cried. I actually cried. I thought i couldn't do it. I was so close to quitting and getting my friend to come and collect me 🤣 but i knew i couldn't.
I felt like I was letting Ash down and I needed to prove to myself I could do this. With this in my mind i found energy to start walking, one foot in front of the other. About half way up I was stopped by something falling in my path. A feather fell in front of me. I had to stop and take a picture, it gave me the push I needed and gave me strength when I needed it the most. I am a firm believer that when a white feather crosses your path someone you love in spirit is close by.
I finally got to the top of this hill and it dawned on me that recently in life I have had alot of hills to climb. But no matter what path you find yourself coming across, its not about the speed in which you move but the fact that you can keep moving forward. Sometimes just one foot in front of the other will suffice and it will get you to where you need to be. ...And eventually you will get your downhill moment! It just so happened mine was long and windy!
Thanks for getting me back out there again tonight lauren, even if we did get soaked!! Same again Thursday? 🤣🏃 #londonmarathon2018#teambloodwise#running#thisgirlcan#gettingfit#ican#whitefeather#uphill#Lava
#transformationtuesday Left: London Marathon 2012, time: 3:23. Right: London Marathon 2017, time: 2:58. Definite improvement over 5 years, however I did manage to run 3:58 in 2016😂 So I kinda got worse and then better again🙈🙂 Hopefully I’ll break the trend in April😉🏃🏻♂️
D A Y 61: CLASS ANXIETY...it’s real!
I was all ready to try KoBox for the first time with a friend ...until she fell sick. Dun dun duuuuuun ...I had to go to a class that I’ve never been to before ON MY OWN. At 32 years of age this shouldn’t be an issue - but it was and I was terrified and full of anxiety! After thinking about cancelling, I made myself go - not because I would have lost my money but because it was in my plan this week and I didn’t want to mess it up! Anyway, it was AWESOME! KoBox do an amazing job with first timers, providing a induction for all newbies before the class starts. The class was brilliant, the music was amazing and I’m so glad I went. It’s far too high energy to notice anyone around you so all anxiety quickly melted away! Highly recommend it 🥊
£4,175 to go! Sponsorship link in bio or text an amount and JOGO65 to 70070 💰
95 days to go 🏃🏻♀️
On Saturday 2nd December at 10:27am our beautiful Niece baby Nell Bailey was born, at 37 weeks. Sadly, she had no life in her little body because she was desperately unwell with brain complications. Both Jake and I love to run so we will be running the London Marathon for the first time, and will be running in memory of our beautiful Niece Nell and will be raising as much as we can for a wonderful charity SANDS, who have given such incredible support to our family over this hard time. Today, January 16th 2018 was a beautiful day and we said our goodbyes to beautiful Nell. We now need to do our part and raise funds for SANDS so they can continue to support families like ours, please donate generously as every penny counts! We will always love Nell Bailey and we will never forget her. Sleep tight little one xxx #babyloss#sands#londonmarathon2018#alwaysremember#running4Nell@sandscharity
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Virginmoneygiving.com/SarahPearce11
I’m not going to tell you that I am running because I’m mad or because it’s on my bucket list I’m running the marathon to say thank you to the most fantastic charity I know.
The price of a pint tonight or a morning latte tomorrow could fund the first conversation to someone to realise that life is worth living.
In return I promise to train hard and make it round to the finish line.
Thank you xx
First run of the year, two weeks late getting my training started so butt needs to be in gear going forward. The run was good though and felt good allowing for this creaky achy nearly 49 year old whipper snapper's body 😳😲😁😊 #londonmarathon2018 🏃♂️