Friday, January 6, 2012

I've started...

I don't like exercise but I like to get outdoors
I don't like exercise but I like the way it makes me feel afterwards
I don't like exercise because I am fat and it hurts!

I don't think I have ever made a  NY's resolution in my life (or not that I remember), and I am not going to break with that for fear of getting to December and feeling a big failure...

Having said that, yesterday I went for a run...and you know what - it HURT!! (Big surprise there huh!)  
But you know what else?  For the first time in quite a while - I felt energized ALL DAY.  

Taken from Pinterest - originally from
So today, I did it again.  

Now I say run...any small child walking at a reasonable pace could have probably kept up with me - but hey (to steal a saying I also saw on Pinterest) I was still lapping everyone on the couch!!

Having confided in my sis  (who already runs) what I did yesterday she pointed me in the direction of THIS SITE (it is actually the NHS site and a free set of podcasts to get you from the couch (no exercise) to running for 30 mins (about 5k) in 9 weeks!


I have begun the Couch to 5k with the intention of RUNNING my first Race for Life this year.  I have walked them in the past, but this year I want to RUN it.

Happy New Year everyone... x


Living the Dream said...

Oh bless, I am so very proud of you. Good luck with your challenge, let us know when the Race for Life is, we are ready with the sponsorship. I love you.

Diane said...

Well done you! Let us know how you get on. xxx

The Girl said...

Loved reading this because it brought back all my memories of last year when I decided to start running and was really enjoying it.

Also that picture is hilarious and most definitely the reason that I turn my music up very loud when I go running so I don't think about what people are thinking as I run past them!