|North East Runner||
With a few more races under my belt and a PB to boot I feel it necessary to give an update on my journey! The last time I wrote I was due to take on Tynedale 10km still searching for my sub 60 10km time. Someone had told me that the Tynedale course was pretty flat (I can hear the jaws dropping now) and I soon found out that that person was telling me a big fat lie! The first mile was pretty fast and downhill and since I had been warned of this I tried my best to hold back, the rest of the course was undualating with lots of ups and downs. It was a hot and sticky night and I wasn't looking forward to the race at all and this showed in my finishing time - 64:22.
So it's been a while since my first blog post which means I must have been busy! I've had a few races recently including Blaydon, Weetslade Relays, Track and Field and Tyne Bridge Harriers Grand Prix.
Having ended 2010 overweight, unfit and unhappy I was determined that in 2011 I would stick to an exercise and diet plan after years of failed attempts. I started by joining a local slimming group and then trying some different exercise classes. I first started running when a friend of mine suggested we do the local Race for Life 5km at Newcastle - how hard could it be?
I was nervous to start running outside, my face goes bright red and I thought everyone would laugh at me driving past. I faced my fears and started by jogging a loop a round my estate which I walked more than ran but after a few weeks it got easier and I felt as if I was running more than walking, I kitted myself out with proper trainers, a running app and some tights and felt much more confident when I headed out the door.