Last year the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon here in Dublin was my first ever half marathon. This year, it was my first time volunteering at a race. It was a fantastic experience and more than anything it really opened my eyes to what it takes to put on a race. As a runner, and racer myself, the day gave me a whole new appreciation for race organizers and volunteers.
Vlogging about my recent body composition test.What happened, what were the results and what am I going to do with the information?
What is This Fat Girl made of?
It’s hard to believe but it’s been 3 years since I went for my first run. Nervous, self-conscious, unsure; what got me out the door was a sense of now or never. I had to at least try running; and in trying discovered I love it.
I love running. I love the sense of achievement it gives me. I love how I feel so strong and capable when I’m running. I love pushing myself in a race; and I really love getting a PB in a race. I love the community I’ve discovered and the friends I’ve made.
Running is such an important part of my life now, I can’t imagine being without it.
If I could go back to this day three years ago, I would give myself the biggest ‘thank you’ possible. I would tell myself that it will be hard but it will be so, so worth it. I would tell myself to never give up. I would tell myself…
Actually. You know what…I did tell myself all these things. I still do.
On Thursday I went over to Run Logic for a free gait analysis with Brooks Running. They were offering a new kind of analysis on the day, and I wanted to give it a try and see what came of the results.
I got there, a little nervous because I didn’t know what to expect; and I’m also shy so meeting new people was daunting! But I got over that, changed into my running gear and hopped onto the treadmill.
I just posted my third video log, talking about my attitude towards food (particularly as a runner) and inviting you to help keep me accountable.
In other news, I am working on my next running post about my recent gait analysis and will post that tomorrow. It was a fascinating experience!
My second video log, giving a little bit of my history; where I’m at, how I got here and where I want to go.
Today I ran my 500th mile of the year. 😀
I’m really happy with my progress with Project Speedy, and part of that includes some pretty decent mileage every week. It’s possible that I might hit 1000 miles by the end of the year, particularly as I’m training for a 10 mile and half marathon later in the year. It’s not the be all and end all goal but it would feel really awesome if I could do it.
Anyway, I just wanted to share the milestone!
Stepping way way outside my comfort zone and starting a video log to continue on my fitness journey. I’ll keep my running blog about running, but my video log will be about fitness, fatness, weight loss, body image and more! Subscribe to my channel for notifications when I upload a video. Hope to see you there!
It was, however, my first time running two races so close to each other. 6 days ago I ran a 10k race where I PB’d by 5 minutes. I wasn’t sure how my body would cope with racing again so soon afterwards. I know for a lot of runners it’s no big deal, but for me it was an unknown.
That’s why I’m sure I’ll shock you all when I say I’m happier with this race than I am with a lot of my races! Not only did I PB again, but I was in control the whole time and I ran the race I wanted to run.
I just realized that I have more running shoes than I do regular shoes! I recently bought my 4th pair of the same kind of running shoes (I have 2 others that I don’t wear anymore) and when I lined them up together I thought it was interesting to see the various states of wear and tear on them. From the oldest to the newest the differences, especially on the soles, really shows the amount of running I’ve done in them.