I'm 29 and live in Scotland with my husband and two kids aged 4 and almost 2.
I started running at New Year - Complete beginner did the whole walk/ run thing for three times per week two weeks and my back started playing up. :embarrassed: Went to physio and was told she thought it was my sacral aileax (spelling?) and told me I have poor core stability and a high hinge point?
I had stopped running as it was uncomfortable - but have been working on the exercises I was given plus have been doing Davina McCalls DVD when I can't get out to run. It has a core stability section to it and I have noticed an improvement. So have hit the roads again.
Here's the thing. I have probably quite stupidly registered to do the Tartan 10k on 26 April and 5k on 16 March and the furthest I have ran is 1.9 miles (in 20 minutes)- I managed to do it without stopping, but only just. I have ran this three times now (different routes). I have got a plan to increase this by 15% each week until then.... but am I kidding myself? I am so keen to do it but need some reassurance that it will be possible.
Should I be cross training? Any tips? or stories of how folk progressed from similar point as me? I need all the encouragement I can get!
Thanks so much.:d