New Fitness Challenge.

Having worked in a gym for the past 5 years, I’d say I was a confident gym user, but lately I have been really struggling to motivate myself to get into the gym. My fitness levels have reduced and I don’t feel as good in myself, I knew I needed a new challenge to help with motivation. So I’ve entered the London Marathon Ballot.

Running isn’t a new thing for me, I use to train twice a week from the age of 12 to 16 but the furthest distance I ran was 800m. I absolutely loved running and have always regretted giving athletics up. But the idea of running more than 800m is terrifying. Luckily I have an amazing friend, Lorraine, who has 4 marathons and a half iron man (plus lots of other races) under her belt, who has volunteered to help me with training (thank goodness).

I don’t find out until October whether I’m successful or not in my ballot entry. But I’m aiming to do my first 5k Run in October with Lorraine. I’ll be using my blog and Instagram to track my training and also have some accountability.  If anyone has any advice, you are more than welcome to contact me via the contact page.

What new challenge have you taken on or planning to take on?

From Rachel With Love x

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