Lindley asked me after the race if I think 4:15 is realistic for Halstead Marathon, I was slightly hesitant with my reply but thinking about it since I really believe it is. I need to work hard but am feeling fitter and stronger than I have for a while, and that combined with some positive thinking and self belief will see me achieve that on May 11th.
As I have said before I am really starting to see the benefits of my new training regime, I was struggling with even 10 minute miles at the beginning of the year and now that feels an easy running pace. So things can only continue to improve.
This week as well as keeping up with the training I am going to try to improve my diet, meal wise I'm pretty good but have got into a bad habit of snacking on rubbish, so going to try and reach for fruit and nuts etc this week when the munchies strike!!
This week I want to dedicate my blog to my Dad, 2 years ago on 17th March he lost his brave battle with cancer. Dad (and Mum) instilled a love of the outdoors and adventure from an early age. We spent many happy holidays hill/mountain walking in The Lakes, Scotland, Wales and many other places.
Dad was always planning his next adventure and trekked all over the world raising lots of money for charity along the way. I'm sure he is still egging me on when I'm plotting my next challenge.
I won't be sad today because he would hate that, today's a day to remember all the happy times we had, adventures we shared and to be grateful that his adventurous spirit rubbed off on me.
Am going to finish by saying thank you to everyone who supports me in my adventures big and small, really couldn't do it without you all. Love every one of you xxx
Have a good week and happy running x