Setting targets

This week I have managed to get out for 3 run, one 4 mile, one 5 mile and one 6 mile


My plan now is to run two 6 mile runs a week then one run where I increase by a mile each week.  In 4 weeks I will be running 10 miles on my longest run.  Many training guides for half marathons I have looked at encourage you to run 10 miles during training, you don’t actually have to run the 13.1 miles of the half marathon.

By the time I reach my 10 mile mark I will have just over a month until the half marathon

I feel these targets are achievable

We are moving house next month which is really exciting.  I will have to find new running routes though.  I know the mileage of the runs I do now and how I can increase them, I won’t know that around the new house but thankfully I will have my trusty Garmin Forerunner 10 to guide me.  Change is good after all!!


My fundraising is going really well! I have set a new target as I burst through my £300 goal and now have just under £400 raised.  I may need to increase my target again.  My friends and family have been fantastic and there are still lots of people who have said they will sponsor me.  My parent’s work colleagues have also been amazing, they alone have raised over £200.  It just shows how many people care about my dad and it spurs me on to do great and make them all proud.

If you would like to sponsor me my page is here

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I am still Thinking Slimmer, listening to my slimpod every night.

Both myself and Mr M are feeling full more often and not eating the huge portion sizes we usually do.  We are also making healthy choices throughout the day and we haven’t snacked in the evening!  I feel my clothes are looser and I have started to relax about food, knowing that I am making good choices.

My target is to be a size 12 by the end of the 12 weeks (we are in week 3 at the moment) although a 10 would be amazing.


How do you get on setting targets?  Do you feel it helps?




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  1. sriches says:

    Sounds like you have had a good running week! It will be exciting when you move, finding out new routes that you can take! Good to see the half marathon training is going well – and Thinking Slimmer, I should definitely look into it!

    Thank you for joining in with #WeightLossWednesday and hope to see you again next week! Sim x

  2. steph says:

    well done you’re doing so well and good luck with the half marathon. I’ve done a walking half marathon on no training and it was hard work but really rewarding. x

  3. Lyn says:

    Congratulations, you sound like you’re doing well. My goal is to run 10km. I’m currently on 6.5 km. good luck with your half marathon and hope you raise lots of money. X

  4. mummymelton says:

    Thanks! God that must have been tough! I keep telling myself if I can get to 10 miles than the extra 3 on the day will be ok (plus the end will be in sight I hope!) xx

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