For the Love of a run, The sense of achievement and Power of Mind.
Hello & welcome to One 10K a day – I’m Flo, and this is my virtual hub for sharing my gruelling thoughts, findings and challenges of my 2018 New Years resolution!
Having decided my New Years resolution was to spend my 2018 running a total of 3600km, averaging at about 10k a day – I needed an outlet to share my thoughts, pains and daily runs through a blog with the sole purpose of maintaining sanity, as well as keeping my body and mind intact.
As an individual who has always enjoyed staying fit, I have been an occasional runner, but it was always because I had a holiday on the horizon and needed to lose weight quickly so would drag myself out for a run around the block, and occasionally (depending on how close the next event or holiday was) would reach the distance of 10k. In general, I yoyo’d and would spend a lot of time in the gym, get bored and then give up to find myself back scrolling through the ‘fitstagram’ hashtag hoping that I’ll magically get fitter in the process, only to find that my jeans were the only things that were shrinking…
2018 for me is all about positivity and abolishing all excuses or justification as to why I can’t do an hour of exercise a day. As I turn to my late twenties, there’s no time like the present to break those bad habits. So here I am, committing to myself (and now you), that for the next 365 days of this year, I will run an average of 10k a day (or the equivalent of) totalling 3600km by 2019.
Embracing the quote; ‘A dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work’, my 2018 philosophy kicks off in the hope of discovering hard work does pay off and I end 2018 pounds lighter, healthier and happier. And as I write this on the 6th day of my year-long challenge, I’ve already learnt that the completed 60K has caused me aches and pain in muscles I never thought existed, and my hunger is at an all-time high… I realise my journey isn’t simply ticking of the km, it’s going to be about willpower, diet and learnings along the way.
Without further ado, I hope you want to join/inspire/follow or ravish is my pain and come on my 365-day challenge with me and my discovery to how exercise/ food and Willpower contribute to the overall sense of achievement. I’m going to need all the support I can get because this means no respite on holidays, no day off and grabbing myself a black book of physios…ASAP!