If you are a recent reader of my blog you would have noticed that I have been battling back to health both physically and mentally. It’s only when you fall that you realise just how much weight you have been carrying. It has been a major relief to just stop doing everything; limit interactions on social media and to just reconnect with myself. What’s even more welcoming is the fact that this blog has become a positive outlet for me and I’m pretty excited to see what it develops into.
I’m still currently on the mend and with that; most of my plans to get myself back on track are fundamentally only taking shape in my head. However, that is the best place to start. From there; I’m writing down new goals and the aim is to read this goals daily so they become an intrinsic part of my psyche. After all; what you think about you undoubtedly bring about.
So.. where does this lead me to? I have set the goal to start running again. Since running the Nike ‘We Own The Night’ 10K run last year; the running bug hasn’t really left my system and I have been toying with the idea of getting my running shoes back on and just doing it.
However, from experience I have found that I get the most out of my running when I have a consistent and organised plan in place.
|Week 1||Warm up||Run||Walk||Total|
|Monday||5 mins||1 min||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Wednesday||5 mins||1 min||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Friday||5 mins||1 min||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Sunday||5 Mins||1 min||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Week 2||Warm up||Run||Walk||Total|
|Monday||5 mins||2 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Wednesday||5 mins||2 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Friday||5 mins||2 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Sunday||5 Mins||2 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Week 3||Warm up||Run||Walk||Total|
|Monday||5 mins||5 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Wednesday||5 mins||5 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Friday||5 mins||5 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Sunday||5 Mins||5 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Week 4||Warm up||Run||Walk||Total|
|Monday||5 mins||8 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Wednesday||5 mins||8 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Friday||5 mins||8 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
|Sunday||5 Mins||8 mins||2 mins||X 10 each|
The above works and when I followed it previously along with my mum; I was able to work up to an hour without stopping and that is the aim again. This may seem like too little but you know what they say; slow and steady wins the race! Oh and one more thing; the days that you run are flexible and can be changed to suit your lifestyle and day to day activity.
I really can’t wait for my health to be at 100 so I can spend some time with myself getting fit and getting back to my physical best. Counting down the days till August and with the way the months are flying by; I really haven’t got that long to wait.
If you feel inspired to start to implement this simple but effective running program into your daily life, let me know how it works for you.