Running update. I ran my first ever 10k race

Hi everyone.

We ran our first ever 10k race last weekend so I thought it was a good time for an update.

So we headed off for Sheffield last Sunday morning having only ran the full 10k once (which included a little walking as I had horrendous stomach ache that day) hoping that we would finish in around 1 hour 15 minutes. 
We managed to complete it in 1 hour 12 minutes and 13 seconds which we are both super proud of as there was some awful hills along the way. I think it definitely helps having lots of other people around you and we where always trying to keep the 1 hour 15 minute marker lady in our site throughout most of the run. We then decided closer to the end we could pass her and still feel like we could carry on running that pace so we did 🙂

Unfortunately i am going to have to have a few weeks off now as i am finally having my gallbladder removed on Tuesday (I will be doing a post on this once i have had it done) so i will be out of action for a little while. once i am all recovered i will be back to training as i want to get up to a half marathon for next May and I would also like to get in lots more 10k races before then if I can. I would also like to start going back to the park run on a Saturday morning and speed up my time on a shorter distance run.

Here is a picture of us at the end with our medals 🙂 I am very proud of my first ever medal and am hoping to add to it very soon!

I hope this motivates you to give training for a 10k or any running distance a go. If you have read my other posts you will know i started the couch to 10k running app from the start and it has been brilliant 🙂

my first running post

signing up for a race

Thank you for reading.

Hannah xx

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Couch to 10k Update.. I signed up for a race!

Hi everyone,

Its been a while now since I have done an update on my couch to 10k journey so I thought I would take some time to let you all know where I am at.

Due to the summer holidays and me and my running buddy having holidays most of the way through we have not made a lot of progress for the past few months but we have fitted in a 5k run here and there as much as we could.

Now the summer holidays are over we are back on plan and are currently on Week 10 day 1. This involves a 5 minute warm up walk, 3 x 15 minute runs with a 1 minute gap in between each run then a 5 minute cool down walk.

I think the race has given us the motivation to carry on pushing to get to 10k as we are now able to comfortably run 5k which is great seen as I had gone back down to not being able to run at all after having Oliver.

That is all there is to update you with right now, I will update you again in 4 weeks when I should be running 10k and getting ready for my first race!

If you are interested in the app we use, which is the Zen Labs Fitness app please click here to download from iTunes, or here for Google Play.

Have you ever used this app or a different program for running? I would love to hear about your fitness journeys.

Thank you for reading

Hannah x


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My running 

Hi everyone,

I have recently signed up for a 10k run in Hull. This will take place in June So I am currently training for it!

I can now run 5k in about 30 mins so am just building up the distance at the minute using the zenlab 10k trainer app which is free. I really like this app and I have tried others but always go back to this one! I also track my distance etc using the run keeper app.

I am currently in week 11 of the app and will be doing day 2 tonight. I will be doing a 5 min walk then x 3 17 mins running with 1 minute walking in between and then a 5 min cool down walk! On Saturday I manage to cover just over 10k so I’m very pleased with that!

I will keep you all updated on my progress and I would definitely recommend this app as I started out not being able to run at all and it amazes me that I can now run for basically 45 mins!! I am a tad proud of myself I guess :)!!

I now need to incorporate other exercises into my exercise routine tho so that I can tone up all over. I think I may try yoga or Pilates and body pump but I will see what I can’t fit in around family life 🙂

Thank you for reading 

Hannah xx 


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