This is a bit of a different My Body Update, it is to fill you in on my completion of Race for Life’s Pretty Muddy 5km obstacle race which I completed on Saturday. When I started these updates 21 weeks ago, I couldn’t run for a bus, never mind take part in a running event. I find running particularly difficult, and my asthma really plays up when I do run, but I pushed through and even ran over the finish line. I did walk quite a few times around the course, but this wasn’t a timed event, it was more for fun and raising those all important donations!
I’m also really pleased that we managed to hit our fundraising target, hopefully with more to come on JustGiving.
Have you found anything difficult this week?
I’ve had zero energy this week, but knew I had to have one last run before Pretty Muddy on Saturday. I ran on Thursday, only for the second time outdoors, and managed to complete 2.5km. I was conscious not to overdo it as I didn’t want to be in pain for the event. As usual, I had to stop and walk for a while as my chest was tightening, something I don’t tend to experience on the treadmill! I found the running part of Pretty Muddy hard work, but I tried my hardest and I’m proud that I did it. The obstacles were definitely my favourite part!
I’ve now stopped Juice Plus or any form of shake diet. I’ve been eating porridge for breakfast, salad for lunch and trying to be good on an evening. I will definitely be watching what I am eating for the next few weeks until I go on holiday!
As I’ve been super busy every weekend for the last month, and not updating this series, I really didn’t know what to expect when I weighed myself. I was pleased this morning that it was 8 Stone 10, but I definitely know I need to lose a few more inches, particularly from my hips and thighs.
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