Sunday, 12 June 2011

Achieving the (not so) impossible

Hello lovelies!

I've told you before how much I love my New Balance.... they seriously rock my world and it was with their help that yesterday, I achieved the (not so) impossible.

I ran 4 whole miles without stopping... that's the longest continuous run I've ever done. I never got that far in my 10k training last year, and I'd stopped for a walking break way before that in my 10k race last year too.

I'd been slacking off for ages with my training because I was so stressed about my interviews and yesterday I decided enough was enough!

4 miles has always been an elusive number for me.... it involves just a bit more stamina and a bit more perseverance. It's a scary sounding distance for "proper" runners... well not any more! I conquered it!!

I am by no means a fast runner - I average somewhere between 10.15 and 11.35 per mile most of the time but that's ok. I enjoy and and I know that the more I run, the easier it'll get and the faster I'll become.

I remember the days when running just 1 mile made me feel like I was going to die - now I can finish 4 miles feeling strong and powerful. It's a funny little thing but it's made the Great North Run in September feel a heck of a lot more achievable!

What have you done recently that you previously thought impossible?


  1. Yay!!!! I'm doing the GNR too! :-)

  2. Congrats! I remember the first time I ran without stopping, it's a huge milestone!

    I previously thought running 10 miles was impossible, but achieved it a few weeks ago and am giving it a go again this week!

  3. QuirkyKitchen - Oooo awesome! Have you run it before?

    Becky - It's awesome isn't it? I've run so many shorter distances without stopping but hitting a big one just feels awesome! I can't wait to hit 10 miles :D think I'm going to try 5 next weekend!

  4. I still cant run without stopping, its tough so well. Saying that I haven't trained for a while so prob could not even do 1/2 a mile lol. Your so going to beat your time this year! x

  5. Hello! I saw you on Emma's blog :) Congrats on the 4 miles - well done.
    And I would be the same- I never thought I would run, and started with the 1 min walk, 1 min run plan. So my first 5k race was amazing as I ran it all, and I never thought I would manage it!

  6. Clare - you'd be amazed at how well your body remembers things! I hadn't run since last april but when I started training again in March I managed 1.5 miles so much more easily than when I first started running last year!

    Maria - Hi! NIce to meet you :D I'm so syched about running my 10k all the way this year - I didn't stop for walk breaks much last year but it would have been nicer to not stop at all!


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