I took up running a few years ago as a way to keep fit. I’d never really been into running – I was a javelin thrower in an earlier lifetime which involved a 20 metre run up and the furthest I had to run in training was 100m – but so many people told me how much running helped them that I thought I’d give it a go. Due to my ankle fusion I run with a bit of a peculiar gait but it works for me and I love it! I am totally addicted and yes running does give you a high.
Ali and I had entered the ballot for the London marathon 2018 but didn’t get in (thankfully as I really don’t think my ankle would stand it) so I decided to set myself the challenge of running a half marathon. I’d never run further than 10km outdoors, and 16km was my furthest on a treadmill and that was before my ankle op… but I spoke to one of our lovely customers who happens to be a fabulous running coach and followed my training schedule to the letter (I may have upped the mileage each day but the essence was there throughout!) I would whole heartedly recommend Alexa from On The Run Health and Fitness to anyone looking to start running or simply to maintain their mojo!
But all of the sweat and the training runs were worth it and last weekend I completed the Oxford Half Marathon 🙂 I was so chuffed and I also raised a good amount of money for the Alzheimers Society so it was a win win all round