Those of you who have been following my Instagram for the past several months know that I have been training for the British 10K. Three times a week, I would lace up my trainers and pound the pavements around Cambridge. There have been ups and downs, runs where I felt amazing and runs where I questioned my sanity at taking on this challenge. This past weekend though, the training came to an end and it was time to put myself to the test.
If you've been following my Instagram, you've probably seen that I'm training for the London 10K next month. At least three times a week I can be seen on the streets and trails of Cambridge ambling along at what seems to me to be breakneck pace (though to most of the world is a bit on the slow side) gradually increasing my distance. Last week, I finally broke 9K which feels like an enormous accomplishment. It was even better to celebrate my running progress by participating in the London Color Run this past Sunday.
On a chilly night last November, I ran my first 5K. I remember being absolutely terrified. I had been training since late summer and I knew I could run the distance consistently but I had never done anything like a race before. I was never an athletic child and though I have a competitive streak … Continue reading Running Against the Wind