So. I used to exercise, three times a week. Up at 5am, off to the pool, where I’d swim four kilometres, then clean myself up and then get on with the day. But as we can see here (points with pointer), I got sick. And spent most of the month sick. And as I am so rarely sick, I felt a bit out of it, and unwilling to stretch myself since then.
There was also the rather important fact that my son got used to my being here in the mornings; That is, when he thought I was now gone in the mornings, he’d scream the house down. I don’t know much about motivation, but seeing the mite horrified and traumatised by the idea of my absence saw me mentally put the gym bag down.
And keep it down. Meaning that I have not been exercising AT ALL since April. No swims, no running, nowt. And that is not good, if only because I’m getting older and regular exercise is the way to prevent a huge range of illnesses.
So. I aim to do something about it. Starting next week, I will be following the VHI Ladies Mini-Marathon training programme. And it also means you get to hear about it.
So, this is me;
Day 1: Run 20 minutes easy – Tuesday lunchtime
Day 2: Rest – Wednesday
Day 3: Run 20 mins – easy pace – Thursday after work
Day 4: Rest – Friday
Day 5: Cross train- cycle/swim/walk – Saturday
Day 6: Run 25 mins – easy to moderate pace – Sunday
Day 7: Rest
Will be reporting back next week.
Anyone want to follow it with me? Anyone??