We are going on a culinary road-trip in two weeks exactly, so I have left it until the last minute to get fit. Well if I’m honest and truthful- fitter. I have been “running” for about a year and a half, a few little niggly injuries turned nasty and I went back to walking for a while. But I now know how to warm up properly, a very important factor as we all are growing a little older.
Is it a mid life crisis? Probably, but not really sure of the definition. I originally started walking, just to get a bit fitter. My better half was starting to run to get fitter and also loose weight. But he’s a runner, you know those tall people that just seem to lope along like the HGV, I however look like a red faced Thomas the tank engine after having a bad dose of coal.
When I saw he burned twice as many calories running, I decided to give it a go. A lot of puffing and sweaty gear later, I can now relatively comfortably run 5km. Not fast mind you, and it very much depends on my mood as to my intensity.
What I like about running is the kudos. I run while the kids are at dancing/ music etc. I use to sit and read, or work, but signal was always hit and miss, but now all the other mothers are “wow, you’re great”. And I’m like, Yes I am, sweaty but great. I believe that at least 80% of success is showing up. So I try to run at least twice a week.