Right. Running has been at the back of my mind for couple of years. Being always a bit overweight, losing a stone every spring with Slimming World, then slowly putting it back on...also suffered with a bit of depression, and now the dreaded menopause rearing it's ugly head.
So turning 50 last month and hearing that a similarly sized friend started running last year has kick started me to give it a go!
I think my husband and daughters thought I was mad! But did W1D1 last Sunday, aiming to do Tuesday - my day off - and Thursday - my afternoon off, perfect. I work 9-7 two days a week so can forget those! It was OK! Better than I thought I would do. I need better earphones though, keep jogging out! And keeping the volume up means that I don't need to stress about my heavy breathing! And today I woke up actually looking forward to pushing myself to do better. A full days shopping with daughter in Manchester and a slight aching in my legs and it was boiling hot, but I got ready and set off, telling myself if i felt uncomfortable after the walk and first run, then I would just power walk. But it was good! First run felt better than Day 1 and I kept on.
Feeling a huge rush of positivity. And a feeling of accomplishment.
Unfortunately, all day tomorrow will be sat down in a course, and not my usual stood up and walking around all day, so anticipating feeling stiff by tea time.