Nose to the Grindstone

Nose to the Grindstone or should I say footย to the treadmill.

I signed up for the ‘Colour Me Rad’ 5K back in Jan and started training quiet well then February hit, work got insane and my ankle started playing up and it all went down hill from there… Not good, not good at all!

Well yesterday flicking through my phone I saw the count down timer to the day, just 87 left. Eeek!

Things had/have to change. I had the rare morning off so managed to pull myself out from the comfort of my warm duvets, dress and drive to the gym.

Once there I texted my buddy Kat, who’s running the 5k with me to let her know where I was before shutting my phone in the locker, plugging in my headphones and ignoring the world for a while.

40 minutes later on the treadmill and a few reps on the weights, I’m exhausted! Grabbing the phone I see Kat had pinged me a text back

Come on!!!!!! You’ve got to burn it to earn it!!!!!! You’re in the zone, a women on a mission!!!!!

That text perked me up! Made me see there was a reason I was stood here, drenched in sweat, shattered from what a fitter person could have done with no effort.

So I’ve remade my pledge to get fit, to be fit enough to run a 5k in 86 days. Kat, my long distance buddy as she leaves 3hrs away, is my “personal trainer”. I have to text her every time I hit the gym and if she doesn’t get a text for three consecutive days then I have to buy her dinner!!

Pay day has just been as well so going to get some new trainers at the weekend, but as for now, I’m going to tie the laces on the current ones and head off towards the treadmill!!ย #thisgirlcan


Colour Clowns

So.. I’ve potentially just done something very stupid.

I’ve just signed up for my first ever 5K. Eeek!ย 

That’s right, you didn’t read it wrong, me, Yvonne, has just signed up – willingly – to run a 5k!

Saturday June 20th. Colour Me Rad near Bristol.

Only 157 days and I’m going to run with hundreds of other people, including a couple of my good friends 5K around a course whilst people throw paint over us.

What the hell was I thinking!!!! Well, at least it will be colourful!

Proof that I'm an idiot!

Proof that I’m an idiot!

I’ve never been a runner. I cycled a lot, did a few sponsored things but had a few too many accidents so have decided to take a break from the pedals. Running.. can’t hurt to bad can it. Man how wrong was I. I started doing the Couch to 5Kย training at the gym back in November but due to the weather, work and my general lack of will power it dwindled, until today!

I’ve signed up. I’ve paid my hard earned money to race and now I have to train, buy a white tee for the run and wait for the postman to get this cool gear!


I’ll keep people that are interested up to date on here between other random blog postings no doubt!

If you’d like to join our team, we’re the ‘Colour Clowns’ and you’re more than welcome to. More the merrier right?