I put this in the local newsletter, which has resulted in lots of car hoots & waves from folk. Hope to Graduate on Saturday in the lovely Highland town of Grantown on Spey.
In the pink
Firstly, apologies to those of you I have startled or mystified over the past few weeks. Yes, at my great age I have taken up running!
A so called friend, for my 59th birthday in bought me an entry into the Callanish Marathon. Now I usually buy her fancy pampering stuff such as bath essences and the like, or goodies from the deli but she thinks that people who don’t run aren’t normal.
So now I am signed up to something called couch to 5k from Healthy Choices the NHS website. It is a series of 9 weeks of pod casts you listen to on an IPod while you are running– I didn’t even know what one of those was until I got some help with the technology. Someone called Laura talks you through building up over the time until you can run for 30 minutes continually. By the time you get this I will be on week 7.
Someone else has kindly given me a marathon training plan! There is no way I will ever run that distance but with a mixture of walking and jogging I will get there.
I am enjoying it in a strange sort of way and along with losing some weight I actually feel fitter than I ever remember.
A big plus is that can now lift bigger bags of compost and push heavier wheelbarrows in the garden.