As my training for the 10k run picks up pace (did I mention my run? have you sponsored me yet?) I am feeling pretty damn proud of myself lately.
In the past 2 weeks since I joined I have been to the gym 9 times, thats 9 days out of 15 which is pretty damn good considering my state of mind and physical problems.
I allowed myself a check on the progress I have been making and have, so far done the following
- lost 2 inches from my stomach
- lost 11lbs (or 5kgs)
- shaved 10 minutes off my personal best for 5kms
- spent obscene amount of money on running clothing! but seriously those running tights rock!
- felt a new sense of self confidence about how I look
that’s not a bad list is! to be fair I am only walking on the treadmill as too much jogging sends far too much pain shooting down my legs so I stick to a brisk walk. In terms of the 10k run all I am aiming to do is start and finish. I have no time goal whatsoever, I’m more interested in raising some money for Mind and actually crossing the finishing line in one piece.
But it is rather nice to feel a sense of achievement for a change and going to the gym is certainly helping my self esteem!