Andrea Cunningham Week 9 and 10 - 10k runs every day

6th June 2011

Hi everyone it’s me with my 9th Journal entry.  Well this week started off great when for a run on Monday and Tuesday just 10k each night and my knee is defiantly getting better as it only started to hurt towards the end of the run on Tuesday which is brilliant news as it was starting to get irritating!!  I’ve given combat a miss this week too in the hope the break would do it good so that’s probably helped as well.

On Wednesday disaster struck I managed to rip off my wobbly toe nail ouuccchhh about covers it!  So since Wednesday I haven’t been able to get socks or trainers in fact any closed shoes at all on my feet :-(  Hopefully though this will be a good thing in the long term as it had been sore for some time though I now have a horrible looking foot which isn’t so great with summer (I hope) around the corner!!!

Friday then I decided to give the bike another go – bare footed of course so I just did interval training for 10miles and the same on Saturday and my knee didn't hurt at all.  I know I haven’t been the most productive with exercise this week but I defiantly noticed a difference as I was able to increase the resistance on the bike to one higher without getting too much out of puff which is great news.

I still haven’t got round to trying my POWERbreathe DVD but since I’m now bare footed this week ruling out the gym and the pavement it is the perfect opportunity to give it a go!  I’m looking forward to trying something new so I’ll let you all know how I get on in next weeks journal talk to you all then :-)

13th June 2011

Hi everyone I’m back with my 10th journal already!! This week I took a complete break from any kind of exercise to try and let my war wounds heal so this weeks read won’t be very interesting at all!  At the start of the week it was great but it has started to drive me demented now…I seemed to have replaced exercise with a whole heap of extra work which was no fun at all!

At the weekend then I decided it was time to face the marathon training programme again in preparation for the Dublin marathon…cant actually believe I am going to do it all again what was I thinking springs to mind as I read the 21 week programme :-o  The Dublin marathon organisers have been good though in giving you different training programmes to what time you would like to finish in…I think I can safely rule out the 2 ½ - 4hr programmes!!!

So all being well next weeks journal will be back to normal and full steam ahead with running again!  Can’t wait to see what difference my PowerBreathe has made now as it seems a long time since I’ve been out on the road!!  Talk to you all then :-)