Hello everyone, have bought my running shoes, have downloaded the app and started the journey. Have chosen Laura as my running mate to start me off later on today.
When the heavy rain eventually clears in Bath, I will be starting my first run in nearby Linear Park which is popular with dog walkers, cyclists and fellow runners so won't be alone.
Right then, so this is a picture of me taken at the Courts Gardens in Holt a couple of weeks ago. Today is Day 1, sticking to a healthy eating plan I hope to look different in three months' time.
It will be mid January 2019 by then so would have got through the cold winter months, Christmas and New Year and all the gatherings and celebrations that come with it, together with the inevitable large round tins of Roses, Heroes and Celebrations at work that suddenly seem to appear at this time of year ... you know the score. It will be a great test of how much resolve and determination I have within me to think of how much I want to shrink in size and shape and become much more photogenic. The end result will be better than grabbing a handful of individual bite size chocolates from these tins with no thought of how much fat and sugar are in each one. How about if I make this my end-of-the-year Resolution?
I have been following and reading so many uplifting posts on this site and so pleased I have found you all. I have also seen several posts regarding a park run. However, will get to that inevitable stage when I get to it and feel ready for it.
Have also followed someone's post on twitter who says 'Slow Running is better than No Running', how true. Will keep following everyone's tips, advice and postings as they are so good to read. Will update you all later on when I have done this run.