I am an exercise-phobe. I once told my doctor that I was a ‘reader, not an exerciser’, but I felt I needed to step up my game a little. I can easily walk 5K (I walk loads, especially at the moment, while the weather is fine- also whilst pushing a large toddler up and down hills.)
So yesterday I downloaded the Week 1 podcast from the NHS Live Well site– my friend Carolina had recommended it, so I figured it would be good. The music isn’t too bad and Laura, the narrator/enabler/cheerleader is encouraging without being patronising. I managed the first week (12 minutes walking, 8 minutes running) quite comfortably.
I’m planning on running again on Wednesday and Friday (to sort of run alongside my current work schedule). I can’t say that yesterday I felt anything massive or spiritual, but it was nice to know that I’d done something physical before the day had started.
So why am I telling you this? Because a) if I put it here, I have more chance of actually doing the whole thing and b) I wasn’t sure what else to write about today!
I need to sort out some proper running gear though- not sure a black Buffy the Vampire Slayer t-shirt is the highpoint of running chic.
Have you done couch to 5K? Any advice?