So, I completed my first 10k run in 3 years after having 2 babies. It felt really great. I’m definitely a bit sore today but so glad I did what I set out to do. When I signed up, I wasn’t sure if I would have much time to train, but it really worked out in the end. As soon as my daughter pulled out on her bus to school, I could head out.
A month before signing up, I was going to the gym intermittently to start exercising again. So, when I signed up, I knew I’d be committed and it would push me to train a little more regularly. My goal was to go for a run 2-3 times a week. I did start out slow…running 1 min, then 2 min, then 3 min then 5 min and walking 1 min. After about 2 weeks of 5 min running and 1 min walking I knew I was running out of time so I started doing 10min running and 1 min walking. I knew that I really didn’t give myself the ideal time to train for a 10km properly but it was going to have to do.
I took arnica (a homeopathic remedy) after every run and I swear it helped in my recovery because I didn’t have much soreness. I also met with a personal trainer who helped me with my running gait. She will continue to help me which I will be very grateful for because I signed up for my second 10km run run in February!