Welcome to my Blog about fitness, workouts, diet and about my personal fitness journey
We all have different style for everything in life, different values, different goals, but we all do have something in common. We all want to be healthy & happy.
Many of you will think straight away that I am a trainer and that I should be VERY FIT. Maybe I am, but I know that I am not training enough how much I would like and I hope that I will find time for myself and that my next Half Marathon is going to be this year.
I signed up for Cambridge Half Marathon the last year - I guess 6 months before the event and I really wanted to train for it properly. BUT. I had something else to do - to train others... How the event was coming closer I felt more panicked that I won't make it and then I just decided to let the fear go and I said to myself "you will make it" and I did. I never ran more then 10k, and I did the furthest run the last year for Adnams 10k in Southwold with time 58min and that was it. Did 2 more times 5k runs just to see how it is and I decided to "save my energy" for 13 miles.
For me running a Half Marathon was more then a race. I decided that I will collect money for Cancer Research and that I will run with pride and carry in my thoughts millions of people who are fighting at this moment with Cancer and all of them who lost that battle (including my auntie Milja). For that purpose I organised Charity Bootcamp and Boxercise Class in Newmarket and I succeeded to collect over £760. It was more 30 people participating and really made me proud.
In one month I will be 2 years living in the UK. I've been trough very hard moments of finding myself and getting people to know me, as I left all my family and friends behind, so this event made me emotional in a way that I was able to collect so many people to participate with me in such a great cause... I would like to say massive THANK YOU for everyone who supported me with this Challenge and Cancer Research Charity!
13 miles for me was long, but if I turn back time it wasn't that bad as I thought it will be. I had time in my head that I will run for the next 2 hours and 30 minutes and I will take time to feel my body and notice the walls of exhaustion. I had 3 crises, but I just kept going. In my head failure is never an option, so I knew I will make it. The funniest thing is that I still have this childish behaviour when I come closer to the finish line. I just go to sprint. It's what I did this time. The last 200 metres I just gave my body and legs into fastest sprint I could run and I felt that I wasn't able to keep going any longer and the crowd actually made me to keep going. After finish line very proudly I will say that I collapsed!! I've thrown myself on the floor, put my legs in the air, just to get back to life. 2 days after I stopped aching and now I am looking forward to book the next race.
This was my biggest challenge I've done in my life. I wanted to prove that you can do whatever you want. Don't feel fear to go for adventure without knowing where it will take you. Let yourself free and experience the biggest joy of life - living!
Have a great day!
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