Hello folks. I haven't been going to the gym long after what feels like a 2 year break. I've never been that fit, over weight and plain lazy. I have a 4 year old daughter and Im sick of making excuses. I joined up at my local gym and got back on the runner. First time hurt like mad. I knew I was unfit but this proved it. Like hitting a brick wall within 5 minutes. I didn't go back for a week and tried again. Felt better all round and I managed 30 mins light jog and some brisk walking. Nothing spectacular but I got there and set a benchmark. Couple more visits and I got 3k down both times and I started to get excited by it when someone mention Park runs on a Saturday morning. I bought some new gear, shorts, top and short tights ( for the chaffing) . I may not need all the new gear but it made me feel more 'up for it' I guess. So amongst all the 2k rows and circuit training I always warmed up first with a run. This morning I pushed myself to get 5k completed no matter what and didn't care how I did it. Stepped off the treadmill, took a photo and I sunk my head between my knees. I was knackered, my calves were buzzing and quite frankly I felt sick. But I got up, went upstairs and did some light weights to finish and drove home to a hot shower, happy I've met my first goal before I'm ready for the park runs. What's more I was so in the mood for more I spent the morning at work helping the bin guy by sprinting with the big dumpsters up and down the service yard. Today was a good day.