I think I’ve already mentioned (few times) that I like to set myself goals when it comes to running. It’s the best way to keep you focused and motivated and working hard, and the feeling of accomplishment when you reach your goal is the best feeling ever.
At the moment I don’t have any running goals as I’m still nursing my knee injury. There are, however different challenges that I can take.
In January I did the ab-challenge by blogilates (link here) and in February I did a 28-day plank challenge which I found somewhere on facebook. Don’t know about you but planking for 4 mins is no joke.
I haven’t however, taken part in any stretching challenges and in all fairness I haven’t been very good at stretching at all in the last years. Back in my golden teenage years I used to dance ballet, jazz, hip hop, reggaeton etc.. and needless to say I was more flexible then. I know some people are naturally flexible and if you start ballet very early you will become beyond flexible. I didn’t start ballet as a child, but when I was about 11. I wasn’t particularly flexible but I was determined to do splits with both legs no matter how much stretching it took. I can’t remember how long it took me but I remember stretching every night at home desperate to get into splits. And eventually, I did. I know there’s still a photo somewhere in a photo album where I am showing off the split to my mum because I was so proud.
I’ve been envying people who are flexible recently and been wishing I could so splits again..
SO, my goal now is to get into that split. I was meant to make this an October challenge but kind of forgot to start before the marathon and I think I will need every extra day to stretch my little old (and very stiff) legs. I took a before photo on the 8th of October which is here:
Yes. I know. Nowhere near a split. But hey, you gotta start from somewhere.
Instead of doing this a 30 day challenge until 8th of November, I will set the goal day for the 5th because it’s my birthday.
So the aim is to be able to do a split again by my 26th birthday 🙂
It won’t be easy and I don’t even know if it’s achievable, but it will definitely make me work towards something.
Wish me luck and join me if you want!
P.S. When I first started this blog I told you I had just entered the London ballot. Just an update: I didn’t get in and I’m wearing the “loser” jumper in the above photo. It’s a nice little consolation gift when you don’t get a place plus me and Minna have already made a lot better marathon plans for the spring. Who wants to run in London anyway? 😉