On Boxing Day I popped my trainers on after a 3 month break. I totally lost motivation after graduating, was fed up with my usual routes and stupidly busy with work and home. I'm a single mum, with a FT job and exercise alone so keeping motivated isn't easy with all the other pressures. My kids are older but university runs for one, and helping with job hunting, and teaching the other to drive is time as time consuming and emotionally draining as having teenagers!
Anyway, and apologies to Laura, but the NHS podcasts weren't doing it for me so I found another and started with the 2 min intervals thing. Today, I went out instead of 3x6 mins with 2min walking intervals, I did 14 mins of jogging (very slow and largely downhill or on the level) the after a 2 min walk, did a 6 min jog, at least 3 mins of which was uphill and nearly killed me! On the flat though I know I could have kept going for longer.
My next run will be 2x12 mins I think. I ran in the rain but really enjoyed myself. I have found a nice country lane to run down for about half the route, although the rest is along A roads.
I'm really proud of myself and am aiming to get to 30 mins regularly by the birthday in 5 weeks. Just wanted to share with people