As some of you may know, last year Team Jane Plan signed up for the Tough Mudder London West race, which takes place on 30th April 2016. If you haven’t heard about Tough Mudder then do check it out! Scarey – right?
Now there’s only 3 months to do, the entire team at Jane Plan have started their Tough Mudder training, and everyone is really excited (and slightly anxious), as we all try to work up to being fit enough to run/walk and struggle for 20km.
As with many women my age, I used to be much fitter, but the last few years have been so hectic as Jane Plan has taken off and family life is always so busy, and it’s taken a toll on my fitness levels. But I’ve been spurned on by my young, energetic team at Jane Plan, and I’ve adopted the attitude ‘if you can’t beat them, join them!’ So I’ve tried to throw myself into training for Tough Mudder, which includes completing a 5km run this weekend.
It’s true that at this time of year, it can be much more challenging to motivate yourself to exercise. But I’m determined to keep up the momentum, and am mentally preparing myself for the challenge. Be under no illusion, I will be running at a pace most people could briskly walk at; but I know that I have enough time to whip myself into shape so I can be ready when April comes round.
So if anyone happens to see me hobbling around by the Thames in South West London (possibly accompanied by my energetic and super-fit 13 year old son), please cheer me on and wish me good luck!
Have a great weekend,