5k run 💫 Being in the moment

The show kicked off at 10am with a 5km run which is 12.5 laps on an athletics track (ome lap is 400m) I ran with Hasan, Mollie, Katrina talked and got to know each other. Prior to this,  Mark White (host), Kevin and the camera crew introduced themselves. There were 15 runners.  7 women and 8 men. People from all over the UK. For the first 5k being in the moment and talking to people. Before had I had a special task to complete before  hand.... all will be revealed on 14th September!! Ran in my 361 degree Strata 4. Felt good  but the runderwear sock gave a tight feel. Will wear them again on mile 2 with stance socks to feel the difference..

Mile 4 - 💫 Running community

Sha Hussain (@bemore.you) talked to us about gratitude and how it supports mental health. Sha touched on the topic of Perma and how he uses it. The PERMA Model was developed by respected positive psychologist, Martin Seligman, and was widely published in his influential 2011 book,Flourish. 

Positive emotions – feeling good
Engagement – being completely absorbed in activities
Relationships – being authentically connected to others
Meaning – purposeful existence
Achievement – a sense of accomplishment and success.

More information https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/perma.htm

Be More You and Love Trails Festival are co-hosting a Virtual Race and Wellbeing Festival on Saturday 10th October 2020 to mark World Mental Health Day.

They are asking runners around the world to collaborate with them and create a solo or group run on this day (any distance at a time to suit) and take part in a task that we hope will unite us all in our common humanity. The task is to give each runner the opportunity to show up authentically for themselves - sharing two words out loud or with one another, describing how they are feeling during the run (i.e. happy and tired).

We then walked in pairs and shared 1 thing we are grateful for. I didn't have anyone to walk with and just had a think and walked. We then stopped at the start line, meditated for 2 mins, relaxed and thought about gratitude of life. Then it was time to run mile 4 which is 4 laps of the track.

Mile 5 - 💫Family

Music and DJ was live. We ran anti clockwise this time . Felt good. Cameron the camera man followed us round a few times. Still in runderwear top. This mile was dedicated to my daughter and being grateful that she received the grades she needed to start her chosen course at 6th form.

Mile 9 - 💫Opportunities 

Run with running heroes top and my Vaga cap 😊. We had the pleasure of a  yoga at the end of that run with Fotini (@fotiniwellbeing). This felt great. I have continuously worn the Strata 4 and they feel so light and comfortable.  Really enjoying running in them.

Mile 12 

We walked this mile as we had just had dinner at 6pm. It was chicken shish, salad and pitta bread..really nice meal, only ate a third as we had to run again in 40 mins. Took us about 18 mins to walk the mile. It was actually good to walk this round, and allowed me to this about this moment and how 2020 has played out.

Mile 13

Ran with Hasan (@thechallengerinme) felt good. Pace was quite quick, but felt awesome 😃👌🏿. Hasan and I recorded a vlog straight after about how we are feeling. We then now taking part in a breathing session organised by  Kevin. This session lasted 30 mins and was a  great to help us relax and concentrate just on our breathing 🗣

Mile 16
Fastest mile..the rain came down. Drank the coconut edition sugar free  coconut and berry flavour. Really nice taste. 

Feeling good. Used the muscle recovery fun before. Legs feel good. Had some gums from Brett, lifesaver. 

Mile 20
Starting to feel lethargic and making use of the  sleeping bag and blanket. Closing my eyes and trying to stretch bit by bit. Been wearing strata 4 with stance socks most runs.

Mile 22 - 💫 Good health

Feeling alert,  Hasan has been djing for a few miles now and that is really lifting the mood. Had an espresso and ate 2 pieces of pitta..finished the espresso not the pitta. Want something didn't know what... so went for something warm.

Mile 26


Final words


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