This blog is simply my story and the summation of the years of dieting, failing and researching that have finally got me back into shape and healthy. I have gone from amateur enthusiast to fitness professional during this journey. All advice here is my own from my own experiences, both amateur and professional, and where professional/journal/medical information is used I cite all references giving those who did the graft their due. Please feel free to have a look around and also check out the Official KrissieKirby.com blog
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Race for life update
The course was run in Singlton Park, which is a beautiful place that sprawls behind the hosptial of the same name and Swansea University. At least 2K of the race was uphill and the path was uneven in many places and also across grassy parts - so it was more of a cross country race which was great as I loved cross country as a kid.
The wining time for the race was 22 minutes and I came in on 30 minutes and 30 seconds - a new personal best. I am really very pleased with that time as on Monday I suffered cramp in both quadriceps which rendered me in a fair amount of pain for much of Tuesday and yesterday. But I'd be damned if I was going to let something as simple as cramp get the better of me. There's that stubborn mule again. My left leg is in all sorts of pain today but I've booked in with a physiotherapist to get a full sports massage and have my bones realigned, so hopefully that will solve that.
As a rule, I don't really like running but I really enjoyed yesterday and it proved that I am so much fitter than I realised. I'm thinking cross country is the better option for me, it's more interesting than road running. So I think had I not had cramp i'd hae come in in under 30mins. Well there's the target for next year.
Thanks again to everyone who's supported me via sponsorship and through messages. It means a lot as the cause is so very dear to me.