Also in January I signed up in for The Race for Life which is a sponsored 5k (3 mile) run for Cancer Research. I have always been a poor runner, when I used to do cross country at school I was always at the back trying to catch my breath. I just can't seem to breathe when I run so its always been limited to 40 seconds maximum before I have to stop and walk. So I took this as a challenge to improve my running and its starting to pay off. My husband Dave is a really good runner and has helped me loads by coming out running with me and keeping my times. I started out doing interval training where I run for 1 minute then walk for 1 minute and its now got to the point where I can run for 8 minutes without stopping, which I'm really pleased about. The Race for Life was on the 27th May last week and I completed 5k in 35 minutes, raised money for charity and I'm fitter! I'm defiantly keeping up my running routine, and who knows, I might just sign up for another charity run.
Me before the race.