This week sees my last few days of training before I take on the Paddock Wood Half Marathon. Back in January I did a post about getting wedding fit and since then I’ve been taking my own advice. The start of this fitness regime was when I signed up for the MoonWalk and realised I only had 5 months to get ready to walk 26.2 miles around London overnight. With a bad back and having avoided any major fitness activity since my little girl was born three years ago I panicked.
It was enough to get me started on a training programme which included running. Since then I’ve literally not stopped and in what can only be described as a small miracle, I actually really enjoy it, something I thought I would never say!
Fitting running into my life has made a big difference to how I feel. As well as the physical benefits (include muscle tone that I never thought possible) it’s just fantastic for reducing stress and having a bit of ‘me’ time. Running gives you time to clear out the cobwebs and really think about what you want to achieve, whether it’s simply your to do list for the next few days or longer term goals, like planning a wedding or running a business!
I have always enjoyed sport but never really stuck to anything and certainly not got any good at it. This time however I won’t be hanging up my running shoes after a few weeks, but will keep on running.
If you have taken up the challenge of getting fit for your wedding, or for any other big event in your life, then let us know how you are getting on and any advice you can share on sticking to your fitness goals and actually enjoying it!