9th – 15th April 2017
Training for the half marathon in Rwanda is well under way. I am managing to get out at least 3 times a week and averaging at least 12 miles a week running.
It has caused a problem. With all the extra running means I am ending up extra hungry which means I am eating extra food.
One of the rules I am finding hard to keep is only eating my meals and not eating for 5 hours between my meals.
Last year I spent half of the year hungry and I seemed to cope with it ok. Now the hunger seems to get to me a bit more. I don’t know if it’s because I have lost my motivation or because the extra exercise is making me hungry.
The good thing is that I have noticed it and I can now start reeling it back in.
I am finding the training pretty tough. I am not a runner and I have not, in recent years, ran 12 metres a week let alone 12 miles. I have still got a long way to go and a lot more miles to put in before I go to Rwanda in less than a months time.
I have never trained for anything in my life before. I am starting to wonder if I can do it at all. I think it is going to be the hardest thing I have ever done. The more I train the tireder I am getting and the more I am doubting my ability.
One thing that keeps me going is knowing I am going to be helping children out of poverty – it makes every step worth the effort.