Good morning all,
After 3 months smoke free I decided to get back into running & looking after my self.
I played semi pro football for over 20 years and was quite fit....although I was smoking the training seemed to counteract my addiction, I normally trained 3 times a week and played 2 games a week during a normal season...pre seasons were hard but my body was tuned for this sort of activity.
I stopped playing semi pro in 1993-94 season but continued playing on Sundays for another 14 years...stopped playing after a stint of veterans football 4 years ago...and my smoking did increase whilst my fitness went into a downward spiral.
I did my first run using the C25K app which was downloaded on my phone and after finishing ( 20 minutes ago !!!) I must admit that if I was still smoking I would have struggled...currently having some breakfast and looking forward to my 2nd run on Tuesday morning...