Embracing Awesome

Snowangel's 12WBT Journey and Beyond

A rollercoaster round…

So I have been rather absent of late.  I think I was expecting a bit too much of myself to be able to keep this blog up to date whilst in the midst of a 12WBT round.  It has been a crazy 9 weeks so far and my weight has been up and down like a yo-yo but I am beginning to realise that this round for me has been more about other achievements. 

While I have lost 2.5kg for the round so far, I have also made great improvements in my fitness and become more focussed on setting and achieving goals.  I have achieved a long-held dream to run 5km in under 30 minutes and I am now training for a 10k fun run in May.  I ran 10km today for the first time in quite a while and I loved it!  It was a really enjoyable run and a great chance to assess where my body is at.  There were a few niggles along the way with knees and glutes and those damn ITBs but I have been spending some serious time stretching and massaging and I’m feeling really good about how its all going.  I felt so good after today’s run that I almost felt like going back out to run another 10km!  This is a great feeling and I’m glad to know that it is possible to feel like that because my next goal is to run a half marathon in September. 

Well this is not much of an update – just a quicky!  But all is going well and I am just loving running.  So hard to believe that I could barely run for a minute a year ago.  Running is one of the best things that’s happened to me.  It always makes me feel better and it has made me realise that I am stronger than I ever thought possible and that the possibilities are endless.