Monthly Archives: May 2018

Couch to 5K: Week 8: Penultimate Ponderings

It’s getting near the end now, and so this week I discuss how I made it this far and what’s still to come in the final week.

There are no terrible jokes in this video. It must be the hard work in making it to the seemingly dizzying heights of 28 whole minutes. However, despite the lack of poor comedy I do hope you enjoy my latest vlog about this engrossing challenge.

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Couch to 5K: Week 7: The Toxic Twelve and a Half

I’m working my way through the NHS/BBC sponsored “Couch to 5K” challenge taking me from no running to 30 minutes of running 3 times a week in just 9 weeks.

This is week 7 where I tackle regular 25 minute runs. In this vlog I discuss how far a marathon is in metres, whether high heels are any good for running up hills and manage to get lost in the woods.

Will I manage to do a 5K run in just 9 weeks? Stick with me to find out!

Couch to 5K: Week 6: Pushing boundaries

It’s week 6 of the Couch to 5K programme where I attempt to go from only ever running to the toilet after a particularly hot curry to something equating to actually bonafide exercise in the form of real-proper-moving-generally-quickly running.

It’s turning into quite a journey!

In the accompanying video to this post, I try to run on some sand, wear an embarrassing T-shirt, try to run while listening to a BBC Radio 4 podcast and keep the world updated with my progress with this engrossing challenge.

This week the final run is a whopping 25 minutes! Will I make it? Watch the video to find out, and don’t forget to like, subscribe and, if you’re so inclined, get off your couch and have a go yourself.

Thanks for watching!

Couch to 5K: Week 5: Breaking records

Here’s another weekly video following my progress on the Couch To 5K programme.

This is week 5 where I contemplate whether I can actually run for 20 whole minutes and wonder if I’ve been using my washing machine correctly.

The prospect of that very long 20 minute run has been looming large on the horizon ever since I accidentally looked ahead to see what runs were coming up. I’ve been dreading it ever since. However, I’ve slowly realised over the weeks that having the correct mindset is crucial to achieving the goals being set in Couch To 5K. If you don’t believe you can do it, then quite simply you won’t!

I’m staying confident, putting my trust in the programme (which after all, is tried and tested) and continuing to vlog my way to 5K. Thanks for joining me for another week!

I hope you enjoy the video. Please like and subscribe on YouTube to follow me right through to week 9 (hopefully)!