Hands up if you're lazy. I will raise my hand and admit that I can be terribly lazy. But something has switched in my head over the past month and I've decided I really need to stop it. So I've stopped having so many lie ins and got up to go for a long walk, or even better, go for a run. I have some pretty running trainers which I have been wearing in properly recently.
I needed to get my ass into gear, so I signed myself up for the Nike We Own The Night 10k run. I have been reading the Elle UK Running Blog and the running team are running it, so I decided to do it too. It's in a months time and I am nowhere near 10k, but I'm trying and that's what matters. I've paid to do the run, so that's enough motivation for me to go out running. Who knew this would happen but I've been enjoying going for a run. After a day at work, putting on some loud music and pounding the grass is what I need. I'm thankful I live opposite a park, so if I run one lap of it, that's 1k done already. If I walk to the marshes near my house, it's a large open space which is nice to walk/run round.
I still can't get into the habit of going outside for a run, especially when it's raining. So four days a week, I will go for a run and the other three days, I will workout at home. There's a new hype around HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts, so I've been using this one as a quick guide. Over on my Pinterest 'healthy' board, I have pinned a few workouts I tend to follow for around 20 minutes each time. For the days I do go running, I like to use the Nike app and to follow this training plan. I don't stick to it strictly, as most of the time I will run in intervals to gain some more stamina. As a little extra, I've been doing a little yoga. Nothing too strenuous but a few poses here and there to stretch my muscles and to help my posture. If a VS model can do it, then surely I can too, right?
The 10k run is on the night of the 10th of May, so it's fast approaching. When I complete this, I will be very proud of myself. I'm just hoping to become fitter throughout the journey and to possibly (and hoping) to lose a few pounds in the midst of it all. Now I'm going to go buy myself a new sports bra as mine has no support whatsoever.
What are your favourite workout tips? Are you running on the night too?