Alexia M.

Alexia M.

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KRun: my favourite program so far! 

  • Feb 25th, 2016 at 8:05AM

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Sorry that it has taken me so long to get up my graduation post.
I completed my final run on Monday evening. It was far from being my smoothest run: I ran a new route which was hillier than usual, I got hip pain 7k in which almost made me give up and I was wearing too much clothing so I got hot. But, on the plus side, I ran a new route which is always exciting, I didn't give up despite the hip pain thanks to my running buddy Sophie who insisted on coming with me for my "final" run and I felt great at the end of the 13k!

I really loved this Kenzai Run program. I'm not sure if I was in the right mind set or if it just a great program (or maybe both) but the program fit right in with my lifestyle. I definitely feel like everyday workouts are the way for me. When I have a day off, I find it easy to de-rail and take a few days off. I love the mix of running, strength training and cross-training. It is a routine that I can and will stick to. I also thought that the KRun diets were very manageable, I especially liked that dinners stayed vegetables. Though I quite like the ease of apple-egg white-yogurt dinners, sticking to egg whites & veggie dinner meant that I could split part of my boyfriend's dinner rather than just doing my own thing.

When I think back to the start of this KRun program, I can't quite believe that the thought of running 10k scared me. Know the thought of running for 1 hour (that's usually how long 10k takes me) doesn't scare me at all, it's just something that I have to remember to fit into my week. From someone who NEVER ran before last November to the person I am now: I am very happy with my progress and am looking forward to taking my running further. Who knows maybe I will even run a half marathon this year? The thought of 21k still scares me but maybe in a couple months I will feel differently!

 
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5 comments

Chris C.Chris C.Kenzai Member
about 5 years ago

Alexia!!! Fellow Umber-Hydran, Congrats!! I was just running along side you in the program, part of Ward's crew. Glad to know you've overcome that fear... as I have!!
Well done!!


    Ayesha A.Ayesha A.Alumni
    about 5 years ago

    Well done Alexia. Glad you felt well enough to get the final run completed. Have really enjoyed reading about your running adventurers in London and you are lucky to have such amazing, supportive friends. I also plan to keep the weekly structure and find a half marathon so let's keep one another updated on the blogs!


      Malia HirschmannMalia HirschmannKenzai Member
      Trainerabout 5 years ago

      Yes, there is nothing final about that 13K run now that you've opened a door to a whole new world of running. You just rocked this program, Alexia, and if you apply the same type of dedication and effort in your next phase of training, that 1/2 marathon will surely cease to be scary. Thank you for brightening everyone's day with a great inspirational quote and your positive attitude.


        Angela WorthingtonAngela WorthingtonKenzai Member
        Assistant Trainerabout 5 years ago

        Congratulations on your 13km despite having hip pain, an amazing achievement. Hope that hip was OK afterwards? Well done on smashing this programme Alexia. 21km as your next challenge sounds very do-able. I am looking forward to your future running blogs and bet I enjoy them as much as your K Run ones.


          Katia M.Katia M.Kenzai Member
          about 5 years ago

          Just purely amazing: you are enjoying the runs alone or with your friends, you who could not contemplate the thoughts just six-months ago! And you also run in style :) ... I can't wait to hear about your next challenge whatever that is!


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