After a long absence, time for a small change in how I approach my running. Last week, I ran the Blackmore’s Sydney Marathon. I got through it (discussed in a later post) and am pleased with my result. This is despite all of the stuff I’ve been through. I’m going to take a short break from running marathons. This is because I am returning to the UK and am about to have my life turned upside down again.
But that doesn’t mean I want to stop running. And that’s why the tweak from Plan of the Week to This Week’s Challenge.
This Week’s Challenge: Sunday 28th September 2014
With the recent turmoil in my life, I’ve let my health slide a bit. I’ve packed on 7kg (in only six weeks!!!). Although I got through last week’s marathon, I did it by slowing right down. If I hadn’t, I would never have finished. Even so, I am pleased with the result – and I want to do better next time. However, the next few months will be extremely disruptive. This is because I am moving back to the UK, have to find work again and generally re-establish life. So, not the best time to embark on another mad marathon training plan.
Keeping my running going
That doesn’t mean I want to stop running altogether. I had a medical this week and it showed some concerns with my weight and blood pressure (it was at work – no wonder my blood pressure was high). Having come through my recent troubles, it’s time to look again at getting back to healthier ways. As I am facing another few months of disruption, I’m not going to worry too much about my ultimate goal – of running fast enough to get a Boston Marathon Qualifying time – and instead focus on keeping my running habit. And having some fun.
This week, my challenge is to run 5 times with a mileage of between 20-30k and take a photo on each run and tweet it. Sound’s easy – 5 runs, 5 photos in one week. Follow me @KogBlog1.
Till next week, Keep on Going.