Began running in 2006 3-4 times a week. I have completed loads of races (about 15 a year) from 5k to Marathon (3 London, 2 Beachy Head), but was not getting any faster or thinner! Started running every day to train for the 5x50 Challenge (5x50.co.uk) in Sept-Oct 2012 and loved it! Completed the challenge and lost 9lb in the process. New 5x50 Challenge starts next March 2014 - join us! I am now hooked on running every day and love it! Loving the challenges here too, and enjoying buying smaller clothes and throwing out the big things :)
5K 27:16 (2013)
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- 60 x 5.0 kg Punches with Dumbbells
- 10 Body Weight Squats
Amanda C encouraged this.
Alex D Had a car accident on 27 Feb - taking this challenge for my first run once I am back to normal again. Slowly getting my walking ability back and able to take steps now with out the crutches - hoping I will improve more quickly now! Will not be running for a while yet I think, but when I do I will be so happy!!!
Alex D Much more mobile today, still very sore legs and the bruises are huge and ugly but I can walk quite a bit more normally and so very pleased with that! Did just over 3000 steps yesterday, a PB for the last week! Yuck. My usual steps are 12500-20000 steps per day depending on what day it is. To be down this low is awful but I am getting better. Bring on today!
Alex D Morning Vixie thanks for the idea! Crutches should be a challenge yes, it is really hard work! Honestly I go upstairs to the toilet and back again and I am breathing harder than I ever did after running a marathon :) Looking forward to being back on track! Have a great Sunday x
Alex D Thanks for the follow and your kind comments Herwig! I will soon be back to running, you keep going and you will reach all your goals I am sure! Have a great day!!!
Alex D Hope you all having a great day. I am feeling a bit better today, horrible bruises on my legs but feel brighter in myself. Sitting keeping my legs up and looking after myself, can barely walk still but it is a little less painful. Improved from yesterday, so I will take that! Be back before you know it :)
Kazzy check out the picture for the challenge as it shows how many to do each day. Click on it to enlarge. Hope that helps!
Alex D Thanks Amanda! Had a car accident last night but should be back up and rushing about in a few days hopefully. In the meantime plenty of recovery time on my hands to look for challenges to do when I am sorted again!
Alex D I had a car accident last night :( Another driver pulled out of a side road and slammed into my front offside. Airbags are scary when they go off. I am extremely lucky to have got away lightly as I did, but my lower legs and knees are extremely swollen and badly bruised, and I can barely walk today. Got crutches and compression things for my knees, and brilliant pain killers. They did xrays to check for breaks but luckily there are not any. My poor car took the brunt of it and I cannot thank Mercedes-Benz enough for the airbags and safety features in their product enough! At home today, rest, ice, compress and elevate and looking after myself. Miserable as I can't work out or walk or go to work or do all that normal stuff, but glad to be basically fine. Makes you appreciate the little things in life.