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What's you Run-spiration?

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First of many blogs to come... 

Today I'm channelling my inner Carrie Bradshaw (except less alcohol, no where near such fab shoes but still the big curly hair!) and writing my first blog as a Medal Mad Ambassador! *screams*

I'm watching 100 Kilo Kids: Obesity SOS (Channel 4) and it's giving me some interesting food for thought... pun intended.

Exercise as we all know plays a really vital role in not only our weight loss journeys but out mental health too. In 2015 I struggled with my mental health, being a young mum and working full time took it's toll on me in so many ways, as a result I saw my weight gradually creep up (I may add I was newly married, we both worked shift patterns and I discovered Tesco's finest Café Latter ice cream...)

I was unhappy and unmotivated and then I discovered Medal Mad! I signed myself up for some medals, grabbed my beautiful 4 legged friend and off we went! I struggled getting out and about but knowing that she needed walking as much as I needed the fresh air was enough for me to put on my big girl pants, switch off Netflix and get my trainers on. 

We're now 3 months into 2020, 2 and a half stone down and I love going out every week come rain or shine! I've started other forms of exercise and roped family members into joining me too (or risk my incessant whinging) 

I've still got a distance to go both literally, physically and emotionally but with Cardiff Half Marathon looming it is time to step this up a gear (please come find me at the start line as I wont make it to the finish line) 

So my first question is - What is your run-spiration? What gets you out of bed and down the pool for a swim, on the bike for a nice ride or just out for a walk? I'd love to hear your stories and Can't wait to share my journey with you too. 

Katie x

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  • Right now my run-spiration is that feeling when I cross the finish line at the Great North Run in September! Getting out running is not easy, especialRight now my run-spiration is that feeling when I cross the finish line at the Great North Run in September! Getting out running is not easy, especially when the weather has been as bad as it has. This morning was such a struggle to walk out the house. I started with a "I'm going to do my couch to 5k today"... but didn't fancy that when it was raining so hard so just promised myself a little run and I'll do the proper one tomorrow Keep going! You'll get there!   More ...
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  • Hows your training for GNR coming? This weather is so miserable its making it hard to get out isn't it! I'd much rather a duvet day this week but backHows your training for GNR coming? This weather is so miserable its making it hard to get out isn't it! I'd much rather a duvet day this week but back to work tomorrow (and as emergency responder chances are I'll be running somewhere!) Hope the weather is ok for your C25k tomorrow! x   More ...
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  • Yep the rain does not make it easy! I have 3 weeks left of couch to 5k, then I'm just going to keep perfecting my 5k times before my GNR training starYep the rain does not make it easy! I have 3 weeks left of couch to 5k, then I'm just going to keep perfecting my 5k times before my GNR training starts in May   More ...
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  • My initial run-spiration was April 2018 when my friend said I've just signed up to the Cardiff Half marathon wanna do it with me? I said OK even thougMy initial run-spiration was April 2018 when my friend said I've just signed up to the Cardiff Half marathon wanna do it with me? I said OK even though I hadn't run since I was a teen. That started my obsession with running. I have done CHM twice now and am signed up for this year although I feel it probably won't run due to lockdown- boohoo! If it does I'll try and find you on the start line! Think I'm going to run it anyway from home if cancelled if you fancy a virtual one?   More ...
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