I have been going to the gym for nearly 10 months, but not religiously, and I don't do much cardio, so when I got asked to be on the LivingSocial bloggers' running team for the Brighton Color Run, I said yes with a mixture of excitement and nerves!
I only had a week to prepare, and I have had a bad cold, so I did zero training, I just wanted to get well. I was also a little worried that if I did a practice run it would scare me, and I'd get more concerned about the real run. Ignorance can be bliss!
I definitely felt my ego would get me through it, I was determined that I would be embarrassed if I had to come back and say that I'd slowed down and/or walked. I almost didn't believe my body would be able to run the whole 5k, I just wanted to do it anyhow. Loads of people run 5k, so why shouldn't I be able to? That was the plan.
Well I'm pleased to say, I ran it! I ran it all, without slowing, and kept pace with two runners. I didn't love it, and I don't want to do it again, but by gosh I felt ace being able to know I ran my 5k.
I was pretty pleased with how my body felt. I didn't injure myself and my body did what it needed to do. I can definitely feel the appeal of getting and staying fit, and 2013 was my year of changing my body for the better.
The LivingSocial team treated us all to lunch and drinks after, which was lovely. Sadly I forgot to bring a change of shoes, so I was rocking a rather interesting ensemble!
I was pretty knackered, and fell asleep on the train back to London! I reckon I deserved it!
Thanks Living Social! It was awesome to have the opportunity to try something new, and challenge myself to something I wasn't sure I could do.