So today is week 1 day 1 of the none-to-run, courtesy of a nice American chap called Mark Kennedy who even emails once you sign up (it’s free). Just when I thought the internet was all anonymous. And I am drinking my reward cup of tea which is my new running drug of choice, because did the magnesium help?
I successfully completed the first two weeks of the C25K, but the third week was looking too hard as it doubles the amount of running from week two. And I was at the end of my capacity – clearly not ready to double it – and suffering with shinsplints. Despite having the kit, the time and the motivation, it started to look like I was setting myself up to fail. So the question was: is the C25K the right thing for me?
We have spent 17 days in our campervan in total (even though this post comes a bit after that as it’s WiFi dependent) and it’s been interesting to think about where we are at right now. So, in no particular oder, here’s what we’re thinking this far in. Continue reading “17 days, and long may it continue!”
Good news and bad news. On the one hand, week 2 is successfully completed. On the other, it got completed on a second attempt as I crashed out of the first (jog three only) with some bad leg pain. I have no idea what the cause is but I am necking the magnesium drinks in case it’s some kind of cramp. The good news is that the pain only kicked in after jog 5 of 6 this time.
Well, we are back on the road and this time it’s for real. Not that the trip to Croatia wasn’t good fun in many ways but, rather than using the van as a means of getting from A to B, this time we’ll be away for between six and seven weeks with a selection of paid, free and wild-camping sites. Continue reading “Getting Off the Campervan Conveyor Belt”