Well having not done any exercise for 10 years and piling on the pounds from sitting in a car all day I finally took the plunge yesterday and did my first run OMG! I'm so glad I did! I deliberately spent alot of money on Nike shoes and Nike clothing just to make sure I didnt back out at the last minute! I am very good at finding excuses! Well I can honestly say that I felt so much better afterwards and felt really alive like someone had given me a happy pill!
I am going to try my second run this evening as I want to try and fit my first week into the bank holiday weekend only because my work hours next week are very full. Weirdly I do ache but probably not as bad as I thought I would and my biggest fear was that awful sore throat that you normally get when you breathe so hard because you havent done any excercise for so long. However I really concentrated on breathing in through my nose and out through my mouth and my throat didnt hurt at all! My right buttock aches the most this morning and I just said to my husband I must run differently on each leg as I dont understand why my left buttock doesnt ache!
I have to say though that the podcasts are brilliant and I definitely couldnt have done this without Laura. My only gripe was that she didnt mention when I was half way and I had forgotten that there were 8 runs so I kept going in one direction for ages only to realise that she then said you only have 2 runs left and I was ages away from home! So needless to say I had a much longer walk after the podcast had finished to get back home! Learnt my lesson there!
I cant wait for my next run and to anyone else out there who is having doubts...... Don't! If I can do it at the age of 46 having not done anything for 10 years, anyone can. Also try out the Nike+ Running App, its great, it tracks your time, distance, calories and when linked to Facebook will give you cheers along the way from friends! Sorry this is such a long blog but I want to be able to look back in 9 weeks time and see how far I have come! If I have inspired someone I have achieved 2 things instead of 1. Good luck everyone........ Have a fab weekend.