This week is the start of the 5k Up & Running course put together by the lovely Shauna and Julia!
This week is warm up week and it is about thinking, rather than running. In fact no running takes place in warm up week 🙂
I am keeping a running diary on the forum for the course as, but I will share how I get on here weekly most likely. Its an online course from and there are lovely ladies from all over the world all working towards the same goal – to run a 5km in 8 weeks time.
I decided to sign up for this as I have no one to run with and do not yet want to join my local running club. I hope I will have built up the confidence to do so by the end of the course.
So far we have thought about motivations and tangible goals. I have listed my motivations and goals on the forum and also set them up as a daily reminder on my to do list 🙂
I decided I wanted to do something that will have more impact on so decided to make a vision board, which is something I have been meaning to do since reading Unlimited.
However I have taken it one step further and created a vision wall!
I printed off all the material so far and have blu-taked it to the wall. I plan to keep it up for the course and add to it, but will then take it down. I think I will get a large paster board to put the completed board on to keep 🙂
I’ve got my pledge
My training schedule – including all my swimming!
The weekly workout and the running diary
I’ve surround everything with lots of pictures and inspiring quotes and also my swimming medals 🙂
And finally I bought some stickers to mark off my training schedule. I was going to follow the post it idea, but I like to see what I have completed – i’m a child at heart and have never forgotten receiving stickers on my school work 🙂
This is all on my bedroom wall so I can see it when I go to bed and when I get up each morning. I have never done this before so I hope it stays motivating and inspirational, but I will be putting it on to a board towards the end of the course, it may just happen sooner if it starts getting to me.