So have decided I need a bit of extra help and have bought myself a late christmas present in the form of a personal trainer for a few sessions. Decided I need someone as well as Laura to keep me going as havent made any progress since graduating.
Anyway he is very nice - impressed with the counch25k programme and happy to incorporate into training. So with goals of skiing in April and brother's wedding in May we set off for a fitness test.
This started with a"light jog" to the track - in the snow!!! Given track was under a layer, we went into the nearest gym. I havent done much treadmill running so was a bit apprehensive - not least that he wanted me to run flat out for 12 minutes.
Anyway did it -1.6km since you are asking - so not fast but I kept going and know that if I can do that for 30 mins I will get my 5k time down!!
We then jogged home - uphill - in the snow!!!!!!! And did a series of strength tests - suffice to say my running is better than my press ups.
Anyway main point of this story is, I am back to being very motivated - I know if he hadnt been with me I wouldn't have done it (so am justified in hiring him and I am already planning my route for sunday morning run.
Hope no-one snowed in and you all have a great weekend
best wishes Sue x