Sunday, 27 March 2016


Today marks the day I finally, for the first time in my life, managed to run 10km. I honestly never thought I'd actually manage to do it but seeing Eddie Izzard complete 27 marathons in 27 days made me realise that in comparison, 10km (6.2 miles) really isn't that unachievable and it was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. I don't actually have any pictures of me running, so I'm just going to include photos of moments when I've been extremely thankful and happy for my fitness.

Hiking to Tent Ridge, Kananaskis, 2015
Running is definitely my favourite choice of cardio, and for the past 4 years, since I really began to make an effort in regards to exercise, it's been running that I've chosen as my benchmark for fitness. During this time, my fitness has dipped and risen in waves as I continually manage to make and break exercising habits. The past 8 months have been the longest amount of time I've gone in a row with regular exercise and at the beginning of this year I upped my usual goal of running 5km to running 10km and I feel so elated right now to have managed it. 

Founders Netball Match, Bowland vs Lonsdale, 2015
Being fit and healthy is a lifestyle and a choice and one that's so often rewarding. Being able to run without getting ridiculously out of breath, being able to do activities like hiking and playing netball without even thinking about being tired, feeling stronger when you've been strength training, it's absolutely amazing what your body can do when you exercise and train it and when you feed it the right things.

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