Today was an auspicious day for me, I started running (a bit). Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a runner in any way, shape or form. However, over the last few years I have been surrounded by people who run – they run 5k’s, marathons and half-marathons. Initially I was very resistant, in fact, I would say I kind of got mad at all of them for running. Why would you do that to yourself!
As time has passed by, I’ve got older, had some health issues and realised that I need to improve my fitness. I work out with weights at Fit 4 Life, but I need to work on my cardiovascular fitness. We have great group fitness classes here, but to be honest, they are just not my thing, so what was I going to do.
Recently, I decided that I was going to try to run. My plan is to run/walk and build up until I can run 20 minutes. Then, go from there. Long term…I think I would feel amazing if I ran a 5k (or ran most of it). We’ll see.
I recently acquired some good running shoes at a reasonable price, had a chat to my teenage daughter and convinced her to join me to keep me accountable and help her too and today was the day.
To be honest, it was not too bad. My calves hurt a bit and the old shins are a bit achy, but I didn’t die and I am kind of excited about seeing the progress. Here’s hoping the weather cooperates too. Anyway, just to encourage anyone out there who is a non-runner like me….give it a go and see…you might just love it!!