Hi all Another newbie here, and another inspired by the post Olympics afterglow to sort myself out and get fit!
I've always hated the idea of running (although athletics has long been a favourite sport to watch) and as someone else posted, it brings back painful memories of sports days and being forced to run 400m and coming in last well over 2 minutes later than everyone else. I'm now 38 and about 20 llbs heavier than I should be. The weight just won't shift like it used to with a trip to an exercise class and a couple of weeks dieting. I did do exercise before - just not running - and figured I would be able to handle the first session easily. WRONG!!! I felt so embarrassed just jogging, feeling that everyone was watching and judging me. I did feel uncomfortable and while the last session of run/walk was seemingly endless, I did it and feel good about that.
Looking forward to the next run on Thursday and in the meantime will read everyone else's blogs for inspiration. You guys are amazing - I just hope I can stick with it and run 5 k in 9 weeks time!