Starting Lighter Life again a few weeks ago came from a random text from a complete stranger trying to sell me stuff and I haven't regretted that for a minute.
So it will come as no surprise to you that I heard something on the radio this morning and am now embarking on a new adventure! I'm going to be running a marathon in the next few weeks.
Calm down, calm down......
I'm not going to be running it all at once - I said in the next few weeks!! I'm going to do it in stages. There was a woman on the radio trying to encourage
Keen to get going on my new quest I decided to go for a run this lunchtime. But then, disaster - no outdoor trainers. One pair have been left at Dad's and another at Vic and Dave's. Was I deterred? Not a bit of it. I sacrificed by previously virgin white and baby blue gym-only trainers on the marathon's muddy altar. To be fair, they are quite elderly and have not been worn for 2 years since I last went to personal training so not a major sacrifice and they can always be washed when proper running shoes are purchased (hopefully tomorrow).
I pressed "start workout" on my Map My Run app but did I check that it had started?? No - I'm rubbish sometimes. Anyway, I re-enacted the run online and note that I managed a miserly 2.49 km and it was hard!! Still that is more than 1 mile and it is a start so GO ME!
We caught some sunshine one the way round which helped a little but I still struggled with the running. However, I didn't stop and didn't have any major foot pain so a success overall. Anyone feel up to joining me??