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.
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.