I’d like to be following more fitspos aged 20 and over please. I’m 23 in just over a month, and I feel a little old with all the people talking about school and things!
Please reblog and help me find you all!
23 in September… and out of school.
Almost 26 :)
Day 8 of my 72 days to run a half-marathon:
Ugh! I feel like a huge cheat for taking 2 days off in a row. I my foot is still really sore, and the reality of it is that I am no spring chicken any more. And on top of that I am still +/- 10kg overweight. I mean, my BMI is within normal range, but I am quite muscular and not a natural runner. It must be such a shock to my system, running as much as I am doing now.
Tomorrow I am back on track again, with yoga + a good long run on the treadmill.
Day 7 of my 72 days to run a half-marathon:
I took today off, not quite sure whether my foot would get worse or not if I ran today. So I decided to take it easy instead. Tomorrow I have a doctors appointment, and after that I’ll try it out and go soft.
Since last sunday I have run over 30 km, and since this is the first week in my program I am sure that I plenty.
Next weeks goal, to either match 30 km or more.
I don’t own a scale, and I haven’t for many, many years. The only reason that I know I lost 12 kg last time is because I borrowed my mom’s scale 2 times, 6 months appart.
Ultimately, I would love to lose at least another 10-15 kg to be at my ultimate goal weight. But the weight is only symbolic of the way I would feel, run and look when I reached that weight. It would still be within a healthy BMI (20.2) and since I lose weight by exercise I maintain my muscle mass.
Would I be more motivated if I weighed myself every week/day? Is it even necessary to know what you weigh while losing weight?
I used to do gymnastics, and as any good gymnast I have plenty of war wounds. One of them is a sore ankle after it poped out of it’s socket. It was horrendous to look at, just hanging and dangling there. After that, I think I started walking and running with my foot slightly turned inwards as too “protect” my foot while it hurt.
Things like that are never a good idea, because it gives you horrible habits and can, like I have seen, give you problems in later life.
I could see while running on the treadmill on wednesday (there is a mirror infront of the treadmill), that I seem to slightly turn my foot inwards while taking a step. This might not seem like much, but imagine walking on it like that all day, every day. Or running 6-7 km on it like that. It can’t be good.
Next time I go for a run, I think I might have to tape it and force it to stay straight. And then we’ll see if that helps.
Since I ran more than I had planned yesterday, I decided to switch it up today and go hit a funk class with my friend Ida. Think we might make this a weekly thing, so I have something to vary my training a little, so I don’t start hating running again.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I really missed dancing. And it was so fun to do it again!