I think I have discovered the key to keeping my motivations levels above 0...sign up to races and give myself GOALS. I know this is nothing groundbreaking or new but lets have a look at this.
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Completely and beautifully home-made but I think it demonstrates the point that I am trying to make. With a race or something to work towards there Abbie has more motivation!

Seeing as motivation is a wonderful thing I have signed up to two races in the next few months.

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Firstly we have the Liverpool Half Marathon which occurs on the 17th March 2013. It's still a  long way off but it is the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of training and my uni year. By the time I get round to running this I will have handed in my dissertation, eek!

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In the middle of all this madness, on 2nd December 2012, there is the Santa Dash through the centre of Liverpool. It is a 5KM distance which is something that I am aiming to be able to complete by the end of November. Possibly the best part about this is the Santa Costume that is supplied so that everyone can get into the festive spirit. 

What races have you signed up to recently?
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So I have started the new change

I went running today and it felt so good, even if it was so cold my legs ended up this freakish alien pink colour!!
What are you doing to change?
 
 
I'm not sure if you've noticed but I have experienced a serious case of blogger's block!
I have just had no inspiration to write, I think this has something to do with a total lack of motivation to take photos of the same bowl of porridge every morning and the same plate of stir-fry in the evening. Hopefully I will get my groove back soon!


I may not have much motivation but that doesn't stop me taking rubbish self portraits before I head out running!
On a more positive note my sister and  I have been following one of the numerous Couch to 5K programmes since the beginning of the year. Since I live about 200 miles away from her it is more of a virtual effort between the two of us, with the occasional text to update each other on our progress. To make this more fun, and us more accountable I am setting up a separate blog for the both of us to write about our runs etc. I will share it with you when I finally get that to a state i am happy with. 


How do you keep your blog fresh?
 
 
So first off I apologise for not being so committed to the blog. I have so much other stuff going on that I always end up blogging stuff about a week after it happens and that is pretty poor if you ask me (not that you are!). I hope everyone had an awesome weekend? I didn't really do much, did watch the Liverpool v Chelsea match at the local pub which was pretty intense. One of my friends had a bet on it and won £24. 
I have to admit watching football/soccer doesn't really interest me all that much, however I love going along to see all my friends. 
Oh I also went for a run last night and was listening to a podcast instead of music. To me it felt pretty amazing and I dunno, it seems like music sometimes throws me off my groove. So tonight I'm going out again and going to try running to the podcast. Let's see how it goes!
Does anyone else ski? Is it normal to spend half of your time on your bum?!
Do you run with music, listen to a book or listen to a podcast, or nothing at all?
 
 
Yesterday was a day of doing not much, apart from the whole AMAZING RUN that I talked about in the last post. However in the evening we took a quick trip to on of my favourite places...the airport. I know it sounds sad but I love airports and have a secret wish to be an air hostess. I know ridiculous coming from someone who studies Outdoor Education and spends most day looking like she has just fallen from an air plane instead of being glamorous. However the point of that ramble was that we were picking up my friends girlfriend from the airport, and in true style we made a banner. 
That and last night I had the most vivid dream that I jumped into a half marathon and ran it but when I got to the end I didn't have a bib so wasn't allowed a medal. I guess it makes sense but it's very strange and probably a sign I should go and get running!