Monthly Archives: October 2013

To 5k and Beyond

Written by Bedfordshire BusinessWomen member, Kate Barnard

Kate Barnard, Physiotherapist & Marathon Runner

Kate, post 2008 London Marathon

In January 2003 I ruptured my Anterior Cruciate Ligament which at the time seemed A Very Bad Thing Indeed. However, out of that, came my running and running has given me so many positive things that I realise now that it was A Very Good Thing Indeed. I started my running after a personal trainer at the gym suggested that I do a walk run programme on the treadmill. He showed me the 12 minute programme and off I went. 2 minutes walk, a minute jog (oh please, oh please, let it end), a minute walk (gasp, shuffle, cough), a minute jog(oh please, oh please….) etc. At the end of the 12 minute programme I was gently pleased I’d gotten through it, by the time I got to my car I had the well known “Runners High”. Symptoms include: Grinning at strangers, singing loudly to Take That and thinking longingly of the next awful minute of jogging. Continue reading