I have been steadily trotting my way through C25K, doggedly progressing in my usual 'just get on with it' style.
Not really felt like a proper runner, though, but tonight that all changed. I normally run from my house, out of the village as quickly as possible (in case anyone sees me) and out into the country lanes,
Tonight, I am working away from home in the metropolis of Milton Keynes. I checked out a 5k run on the Nike+ Running site, and found a recommended run around Willen Lakes (North Lake and South Lake circuit is 5.1km). Just right for W6r2.
Well, there I was, doing my 188.8.131.52.5 in amongst all the other runners on this beautiful, sunny evening. OK, maybe I was the slowest of everybody, but I WAS ONE OF THOSE RUNNERS that you see and think 'I'd love to do that'.
Thank-you Laura, Thank-you C25K, Thank-you contributors on this site to give me the encouragement to go out for a run!
3 months ago, an overnight stay in a hotel meant a meal out and some beers, possibly watch a movie or some sport on TV. Tonight it was a banana before the run, some grapes and a salad now I am back, with 500ml of water and a low-calorie M&S Pink Cranberry Lemonade to celebrate. I am a new creation