Over the last ten, ok being honest, 15 years I have gradually watched myself expand and my fitness levels erode away to something akin to insignificant. I'm still active in the garden and allotment but let's face it, at 6ft weighing 16st and 12lb I am somewhat obese. So imagine my shock when I was out walking the dog with my wife on Monday night, when she whips out her phone and shows me "The App". 6 minutes later I am doing my first 1minute jog. Probably the first jog in many years. There was a fair bit of pain, feeling the extra bags of sugar bounce along in time to the shockwaves caused by feet pounding the floor.
I think the dog was in just as much shock as me. I could almost hear him thinking "Look, look, the humans are running!"
30 minutes later and I am standing next to the car feeling really good, very sweaty and thinking how good a nice cold beer would go down right about now. No, it was off home and a refreshing drink of Asda's own sugar free cranberry flavoured water (mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm).
Tomorrow is day 2 and my eldest daughter has decided to join us. Not sure whether is it to take the proverbial or offer support (we shall see).
Let's see how this goes.