I have been running since September and have to admit was very unfit and a previous heavy smoker, so wasnt expecting to be able to run to the end of the road but hey I did it and now running 4 times a week and around 4-5 miles a time. Am very pleased with my progress so far but am getting bored with "just running" and want to start entering races to build my confidence and to keep me motivated! I am averaging around 9 minute miles, is this average or am i just slow?!
I have entered to do a 5k run in June with a friend, but am now thinking of doing a half marathon in October, am I mad??!! Or should I see it as a challenge and take it full on and get into training mode?
I would also like to point out that my running has to fit in with my 3 little boys my youngest who is 10 months and I do sometimes "run with the buggy"!!!Any help or advice would be really appreciated