Career: IT Engineer
I started in July 2016 from 20 years on the couch. Started bootcamp training just 3-4 days a week. Now I train every day for at least 30 min. One day in September 2016 I couldn’t go to bootcamp and decided to run instead, the previous months’ training was enough to go for a slow 5k run without getting hurt, first time in my life! That run was at 7’50”/Km, now my pace is around 5’20”, less than a year after (with an odd 6km run in which the pace was 4’55”). Not only that, but now I can run for 12kms in about 1h8mins. There has been many painful days, but now I can run and train injury free.
I’ve finished 6 races so far in 2017 and there are about 5-6 more to go before the end of the year. That’s a combination of OCR and hill run races.
Training with the Pack literally changed my way of living. i.e. I travel quite often for work and leisure and now I have to pack my training clothes as well. Even on holidays I try to go for a run or whatever I can do to stay active
Obviously this means I’ve lost fat weight and gained muscle weight (about 9kgs net loss and 5 inches of waist size), but more importantly I feel a lot healthier overall with a lot less headaches and backaches.
Still long way to go to be fully fit, but I’m definitively fitter than most now