[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
As I mentioned below, I want to do the 14.7 km course in the Run For Kids in April. On their site, they say you have to be able to run 10 km in under 2 hours (I think because they are closing the Domain tunnel and want you out of there so they can reopen it to traffic). Now I was pretty sure I could do that. After all, I can do 5 km in 40 minutes. But I thought I should test it out.
Tonight I went over to Albert Park lake to check my times. I wasn't even sure if I could make 2 laps of the lake but was determined to try. The first time around I did some running and some walking. They have markers every 500 metres and I thought to myself, I'd really love to be able to run the whole 500 metres without stopping. When I got to the 2.5 km point, I thought bugger it, I'll give it a go. So I started running and running and thought the next marker would never come. Then I say it and I was like - woohoo! I did it. Then I was like - shit, I'm going to die. So I walked some more and ran some more.
Second lap around, I thought well I ran 500 metres last time, I'll try it again. I ran the 500 metres and when I got to the marker I thought I'd just keep going for a little bit. Then a little bit more. My legs were so heavy and I was going at the slowest jogging speed ever but I told myself to just keep going. And, woohoo! I ran a whole kilometres without stopping. I did it.
I think out of the 10 km, I ran about a quarter of it. I'm going to be so sore tomorrow. I did it in just under 80 minutes too but I'm not sure if it was a full 10 km because it was a bit confusing around the start/end markers. Still I'm more than happy.
Afterwards I sat on the grass under a tree and did my stretches then just relaxed and watched everyone around the lake and sun setting and felt the most amazing peace. Or was that exhaustion?
Before I left, I said to the lake - "I'll be back and one day I'll run you without stopping." The lake was just like - "whatever". But that day is coming.
Queen of the Lake fun run is around August I think - you can run the 10 then.
WOW, I'm all impressed, good on ya!You just go and show that lake... :)
excelent, u have such strive...i really admire that....80mins!, bet that hurt a heap...but u did it...hats just so cool!
This is an excellent goal, and achievable. You've got me thinking about how I can challange myself more.
Well done, like I keep saying - you are a machine. You'll be kicking that lake's butt in no time the way you're going.
WOW!! What more can I say. That is one AWESOME effort!!
You are such an inspiration Kathryn! Seriously, well done on pushing yourself to see what you can do. I need to do more of that.
Wow...what a way to push yourself!! That is really inspirational! :)
WOW that's amazing, 10k in 80mins dang, lol I like how you talk to the lake (I often talk to the treaders like that).
p.s. I haven't watched the buffy set (seen it tho lol) but I would watch it religiously when it was on TV, I watched it all the way til it ended. I was so heart broken ;( I hate shows ending, I did the same with Sex n The City (have that box set)
That is fantastic. We go to AP every sunday morning if you ever want to join us. A 'normal' walk is about 45 mins for us but sometimes we walk/run which is about 36-38 minutes. Last year I did the 'Run to the G' in about 1hr 45 but I wasn't feeling well and that was 10kms but I'm much fitter this year so I think I'll put myself down for the 14kms. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
hey, ive just been reading all your posts for the last week or so. you made it to the 70's woohoo, hopefully i wont be too far behind ya. well done on running 1km and doing 80mins worth of walking/running, bet ya sore now
woohooooo a whole km!!! that's kill me for sure....
Well done on the running achievement - it is such a great feeling to do something you never thought you could. You will be running that lake circuit all the way round in no time.lb
You will be back and you will kick that lake's blue behind! You rock!
Maybe try the couch to 5km hun!! I am starting that this week! That's 1 lap of AP down once you complete that program. I am extremely impressed though - my best has been a 60 second burst of jogging so far nothing like 500m or 1km. But I will one day!
boobs: 100 cm
waist: 81 cm
hips: 109 cm
thighs: 50 cm
Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama
Week 1 - Drink more water
Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats