I have a confession to make. You know how I was trying really hard to lose weight and get fit? Well right now I’m struggling. For the last year, going to Florida has been my motivation and now that’s passed, I’m finding it really hard to get back on track. I started my weight loss journey at 13 stone and 3 lb, getting down to 11 stone and 2lb before I went away. I promised myself that when I got back from holiday, I’d get right back to it – but it’s just not happening.
For the last four weeks, I’ve really struggled to eat well. The first week – excuse no. 1: Lily was poorly. Second week – excuse no. 2: I was poorly. Third week – excuse no. 3: let’s face it, I’m just not motivated again yet. Fourth week – excuse no. 4 – I’m going to eat so badly and then get back on with it next week….
So I’ve come up with a plan… train for a marathon!
It might seem a little crazy and even a bit extreme, but I think it’s what I need to motivate myself again. I absolutely hate exercise and I’ve really struggled to get out and run/jog, but maybe a summer of preparing for this, is just what I need!
Run or Dye is not just a 5K run for charity, its also a ridiculous amount of fun. Throughout the course, every 1K, you get covered in dye and your body becomes a canvas – an artwork. I hate getting messy so again this is quite extreme for me, but there is just something about it that seems so exciting.
Living in Lincolnshire, the best options for me are either North Yorkshire or Derbyshire. Both options give me plenty of time to train and also to continue losing weight. However if you’re interested in participating, there are locations all around the country. Also, if you’re interested – there is a discount code available (KISDISCOUNT) that will give you £3 off per person.
Although I want to get myself fit and hope to run this marathon, I also know that it doesn’t matter how long you take and ultimately you can walk it if you like. I think ultimately this makes the decision to participate a lot easier and hopefully a lot less daunting. I definitely recommend you check out the website and think about doing Run or Dye. I’ve always fancied doing something like this and now I think it’s just the motivation I need.