Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Too fat to run.... the reboot...

Today is the start of September which means its officially the start of my "The Fat Girls Guide to Running" challenge with Too fat to Run. If you didn't see my introduction post I have committed the next six months to following challenges that are set in the clubhouse.  
 
This weeks challenge is the reboot. With only 4 working days left this week all we need to do is get out the front door for three of those days.
Challenge one is walk, jog or run for 10 minutes, then retrace your foot steps back however you wish to do it. Challenge two is the same but for 12 minutes before turning back, and the third is for 15 minutes. This is do-able. There is no emphasis on distance or speed, just to get out and do something.

 
Will you be joining in with me?  
 
www.toofattorun.co.uk
 
My current level...
 
Yesterday I was due to be taking part in the Warrington Colour run. 3k full of colour and atmosphere whilst running with a friend. I was slowly training using the C25K app. Two weeks holiday put a stop to the training, and then yesterday J ended up in A&E with possible appendicitis (Thankfully a false alarm!). This meant I missed the race. Sponsorship money had already been given so I still had to do the run. A new friend offered to do the run with me as she is also on a fitness mission, and we did it. In the rain.
 
 
I am not sure how we are still smiling as the last few feet was up hill and we were wet from the rain. Running with a friend really does help as we found as we ran/walked it we were pushing to different obstacles. Once we stopped talking as much I managed to get my breathing under control and into a pattern and managed to run further without stopping then I thought we would. We managed to do two laps of the local lake which is around two miles in 24 minutes. That's not bad going if you ask me for a beginner run-walker.
 
What level are you on the clubhouse scale? Im red as a run-walker, and in the middle of the scale which sounds good to me, I am hoping by Christmas I will be pink on the scale.
 
 
 
 
 
 

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations on completing the run, unfortunately at the minute I am struggling walking nevermind running but hopefully will be able to do more soon x

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  2. wow well done - I have never been a runner so always admire those who are. Good luck with your goal x

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  3. Eekk good luck to you on this push and huge well done on completing the run, I wish I had run more when I could. x

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  4. I love running, but I had to stop earlier in the year because I had shin splints. I'd like to give it a go again at some point. Good luck with your goal!

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  5. Well done you! Congrats on completing the run! You are doing so well x

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  6. Really well done you. I am not designed to run sadly x

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  7. Such a good post.I can barely run, I need to practice more! x

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  8. Well done you! I am a terrible runner!

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  9. Well done, I will be following this and hopefully will give me a bit of a kick to start doing more x

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  10. I'm sorry to hear you missed the colour run, good on you though for going out with your friend and running. I've hurt my foot so I'm out of action at the moment unfortunately.

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  11. Well done! I started running at the start of the year but gave up after 4 weeks. I must get back into it!

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  12. well done you, I look forward to following your progress. Not too sure if I will be joining you though

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  13. I struggle to run up the stairs without my breath being affected. So unfit. Could do with starting out on the walk/jog for 10 mins actually x

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  14. Congratulations of what you've achieved so far. Running isn't an option for me, but getting out more certainly is x

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  15. Well done you for getting out there and doing the run in the rain. I do a lot of walking and have a Fitbit to measure my steps and distance but haven't managed to move on from walking to running. This programme sounds as though it might just give me the push I need.

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  16. I'm not very good at running or any kinds of sports for that matter, lol. I do like going to the gym though

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  17. Pleased to see I'm further along the scale than I anticipated as I do like long, well-paced walks (although the minute I try to break into a run, as my recent attempts at C25K have shown, I can't handle it). So... a pinky-orange?

    I'm glad that we're all at different stages though - check in with me again after the six months is up, ha ha.

    Looking forward to following your journey.

    Lis / last year's girl x

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  18. I don't tend to run but I can do well paced walks! I used to cycle a lot too! x

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  19. Well done you! I used to enjoy running but I am too lazy now! I really need to get back on the fitness track!

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  20. What's the colour for 'I only run if someone's chasing me'? ;)

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  21. That is crazy impressive - I love the idea of getting into running, but so far I just do it for a bus! Enjoy power/speed walking though, which I tell myself is doing some good...

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  22. Well done! That's really impressive! I used to love running but haven't done in years, I don't think I could run a mile now haha! xx

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  23. Congratulations! I am sure you are very proud of you. I used to run a lot until October 2013, I completed a half marathon and then I only run 3-4 times a week a short distance between 5 and 8 kilometers. . I haven't run for a while though but I want to start again.

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  24. love this idea! i think i may join you when i get back from my hols as i need to get moving and shed some pounds before i pile them all back on at christmas!

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