Inspired by the majestic sight of that London marathon yesterday (with it's catchy hum-along theme tune) and returning from the doctor this morning with a print out graph of little sad faces showing my 'heart age' to be of someone 16 years older and my percentage of CVD (cardiovascular disease) at 3 times the norm for my age. It was time to get started.
No more messing around then. From the Docs it was straight back out, even in the rain and the cold, to do week 1, run 1.
It wasn't so bad.
Goals then: To reduce blood pressure (the reason I was at the docs in the first place), reduce cholesterol (above average), lose weight (goes without saying) and, despite 2016 being a vintage year for deaths, not to die of a massive stroke. Oh and download an mp3 of the london marathon theme too.