I recently made the decision that it was about damn time I get fit. Never one to do things by halves, I've signed up to do the Bupa Great Manchester Run in May - and you can sponsor me at:
I started with the fitness kick at the beginning of September. So far I've lost 8lbs and gone from running/walking (okay, mostly walking) 1k in 9 minutes 20 seconds, to running 1.89k in 11 minutes 31 seconds, non-stop. It's a gradual improvement, but I'm pretty damn proud of myself for putting the effort in!
I've been hitting the gym 3 to 5 times a week, mixing weights with cardio and classes to improve my fitness levels. I made the decision to do the Manchester 10k recently and have started proper running training in the last week. My first outdoor run was Wednesday. I ran 1.06 miles in 11 minutes 58 seconds, today I managed 1.18 miles in 11 minutes 31 seconds.
So go me!
I'm raising money for Mind and anything you can donate will make a massive difference to the charity. I'll keep you posted with how my training goes!