Wednesday, 17 April 2013

I've signed up for my first 5k...

Over the weekend, I decided to set myself a fitness aim.

This happened while I was sat up, comfy in my bed, with the laptop on, tv on, lots of naughty food and drink around me. I had put together my 'Sunday Randomness - Motivation' post and I was feeling positive. My thoughts turned to  the upcoming week and how great it will be to complete some sort of exercise each day. Still from the comfort of my bed, I planed my fitness schedule for the week commencing 15 April 2013, it looked good, but I needed something more, something to work and aim for.

I found myself searching for race dates, nothing too big, something that would be realistic and would give a novice like me a taste of what I could do when I put my mind to it. I found a 5k race, in my area for next month (that seemed realistic and enough time to train). I signed myself and Chris (for support) up for the 'Woodland Woggle' (great name) on the 19 May 2013 in my hometown of Surrey, the description won me over:


"The Woodland Woggle 5k run, is a challenging one lap Trail Race that starts in the beautiful Hampton estate, used in many film sets. Which goes through lovely Surrey countryside with some undulating hills into stunning bluebell woods, then has a descent into a large pine forest back to the finish, where bacon sandwiches, tea, coffee and cakes are available to purchase."

Who could say no to that? I couldn't! I am now signed up, my mind is ready..... I now need to get my body ready. 

What time should I be aiming for, please let me know. 

These are some photos from the 'Woodland Woggle' website from previous years.



9 comments:

  1. Don't let magazines/the internet/other people dictate what a sensible race time is to you..
    Some first timers can run a 23min 5km because they are naturally 'running fit'..my first 5km was 34mins and now I'm around 26min or faster if I can just.get.my.ass.in.gear...But I know gals who can just pull 21mins out of the bag and my sister was elated with 36mins..
    The best aim you could have is to not walk and not to worry about the time, even if you jog at walking pace just keep up the motion :) x
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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Katie, I will take your advice on board and it really does make so much sense that I over looked it. Thanks you. :)

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  2. Good luck on your first 5K!! Happy training :)

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    1. Thank you Darcy. :) I have my fingers and toes crossed. :)

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  3. Godd luck! !! :))




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    1. Thank you Julia, I think I need it. ;)

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  4. Some beautiful pictures <3

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    1. Thank you JAne, it does look like a very pretty venue. :)

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  5. Hi, i have been checking the course again today and the bluebells are out and smell amazing , all we need is some sun there are about 250 entered now. we will take entries on the day but fill in the form at http://www.woodlandwoggle.com and bring on the day..... Have a good run, dont start to fast. Dave race organiser

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