Half Marathon Training: Week 04


I started the week with tonnes of motivation, writing out a training timetable and getting these fun smiley face stickers to keep me motivated and feeling great throughout my training.

Unfortunately on the first day of the week, when I ran around the block as a warm-up for some strength training, I ended up with some pretty severe knee pain. I’d had some twinges in my knee but was reassured that it was my body getting used to running and that it would wear off, but that didn’t turn out to be the case! After visiting the doctor I was directed to work on physio to build up my muscle strength and to take it easy on the running for a while – not ideal!

I was a little down for a while, and the fact that my half marathon was only 7 weeks away filled me with fear – I was never going to be ready! But I have to keep reminding myself that I took this on as a challenge, and all that really matters is that I raise a bit of money! Even a small amount will make a big difference to someone’s life, and that is what is important!

Why am I running the Tonbridge Half Marathon?

This is all about fighting poverty and injustice, and supporting Oxfam in the incredible work that they do to make the world a better place. So, please, if you could visit my JustGiving page and donate as generously as you can, together we can literally change lives. One billion people go to bed hungry every night. I’m not OK with that and you shouldn’t be either, so let’s join together and raise as much as we can!


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