Many thanks to Hector's House, swanscot and tjflute for blogging about this earlier, and inspiring me. As mentioned elsewhere, there is a now a 'team' called NHS Couch to 5K (C25K) - or you can do it as an individual. (When you register, search through the list of 'teams' to find us.) There are three of us so far!
It's linked to Comic Relief (£5 min donation to register, but you don't have to fundraise beyond that - it's ok to do it just for fitness). The challenge is to be physically active for 30 minutes (ideally 5k) every day for 50 days - 31st March to 19th May.
Now it does say, "Run, walk jog or cycle 5km a day for 50 days" - however, if you read around a bit, you'll find that it is ok to interpret '5km a day' to be '30 minutes of active exercise a day'. So you could walk/swim/zumba/cycle or anything else instead. Plus, the 30 minutes doesn't have to be all in one lump - so a short lunchtime walk could count.
And even if you've only just started c25k, you can register (you might have graduated by then anyway!), as even week 1 is being active for 30 minutes - you could walk on alternate days.
It seems like a really good way for me to increase my activity to daily, as at the moment I'm just doing running every other day, and nothing much in between. It's already inspired me to go out for a walk today, so it must be good!
Come and join us - register today! Woo hoo! I've really got bitten by the fitness bug.