Get Fit: Flaggy 5km Charity Run

Hi Everyone! Sorry I have been absent of late. The weather has been terrible and it turns me into a hermit!

I thought I would update you all on my running. So the weather has been absolutely terrible as of late with hail and extreme winds. Needless to say these have kept me indoors as much as I wanted to go out and run!

Today I ran in a charity run in Warrnambool. Known as the Flaggy 5km, it raises money for the Leila Rose Foundation. I strongly encourage fundraising for charities, and what better way than to run!

Here are some photos from the day!

XO Kate

After getting my bib, I retreated to the car to stay warm!

Such a great run, I will be running this track more often!

The finish line.

2 bibs in 8 days.

Get Fit: Runners

I recently bought a new pair of runners, and underestimated the amount of time and effort it would take me to decide on a good pair!
I did all the usual online review reading and still wasn’t able to decide.
I knew that I wanted to be fitted, and have me feet assessed. I went in to The Athlete’s FootΒ and did all that jazz. I came out with the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned! They are the Nike Flyknit Lunar 2. They are amazing. I was running in a pair of Nike Free 5.0+. While they are great shoes in their own right, I needed more cushioning for my knees, as well as the fact that I am running longer distances now. The Flyknit’s are cushioned, and really light weight. With the Free’s, I could feel the road. While some people like this, I prefer not to. I love the Flyknit’s. I never want to take them off!

Kitten approved.

If you are looking at buying some new kicks, check out these links. They helped me gain a better understanding of what I was looking for.

Let me know if you have any running shoes you swear by! I would love to have a list for when my pairs reach their max kms!

XO Kate

Get Fit: Run Melbourne

Over the weekend, my little sister and I ran our first 5km race. It was so much fun, and I have definitely caught the racing bug.
As many of you know, I am training to run 10km. I didn’t have any race planned before I started this. All I had was an end date to do it by: September 11, 2014. I had 100 days to learn to run 10kms. Kinda sounds a little crazy right?

After my 5km race, I decided I was serious about this running thing, and am looking at signing up for the 10km race at the Melbourne Marathon on October 12, 2014. It’s a month after my dead line, so I figure I can train to run further in that month and smash out the 10km race!

Running is proving to have so many benefits! I am fitter, I am mentally healthier, physically healthier, and my legs and booty are slimming down and toning up (WIN!!).

If any one is interested in starting their running journey, check out this post about the apps that I use to spur me along!

I thought I would share a few snaps from the day of my sister and I.

Enjoy!

XO Kate

On the train to Melbourne

Timing tags are on!

Race Numbers

Race bib and medal

We are super proud of out medals

A bit of fun after the race