How to be more active

I actually don’t like exercise. Yes, you read that correct. Well, kind of. The definition of exercise is “activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness”. Now, of course I participate in plenty of that, it’s just that I hate exercising purely for the fact of ‘getting fit’ (how do youContinue reading “How to be more active”

Training: Week Eighteen

No running talk this week. Let’s talk about HOW I’M FEELING. (Spoiler: Not great; I’m struggling) Weary Bollocksed (official word) Slightly manic Overwhelmed In denial Poor (haemorrhaging money) Amateurish Unfit Pressured Still happy (ish) Nervous Unqualified Tired Tired Tired I’m totally OK with feeling all these things, I’d take a bet on it’s all pretty normal.Continue reading “Training: Week Eighteen”

Training: Week Sixteen

Well HELLO HELLO week sixteen! Have I really been doing this for 4 months now? Jeez. I sometimes wonder whether running will have changed for me once I finish this. Will I never want to run again, recoiling from my trainers that will lay strewn, abandoned and lonely? Or will it make me want toContinue reading “Training: Week Sixteen”

Training: Week Six

What a week. Almost seems to have lasted more than a week for some reason. Maybe because I was away last weekend in Wales, then straight to London for 3 days and then the rest of the week is just a blur of hardly being at home. Out and about pretty much the entire time.Continue reading “Training: Week Six”

Training: Week Five

Hoop-la. Lalalalalala. La-la-la. Lololola. That’s how my brain is feeling right now. Merrily singing little tunes to block everything else out. This is not because of the training, oh no. That bit is [kind of] the easy bit. Well, apart from it taking up time, that’s all. This week I’ve just ended up with ratherContinue reading “Training: Week Five”

Training: Week Three

I’m getting into the groove of this now. The groove of trying to fit training around other commitments, or commitments around the training. The running is not so bad as that’s pretty easy to fit around most things as I can always get up really early, fit a quick one in at lunchtime or run laterContinue reading “Training: Week Three”

Training: Week One

And so it begins. Yes. Training has officially STARTED. Eek. I’m still not quite taking it as seriously as I should be perhaps. Mark ‘the mountain goat’ from BMF is helping me with a training plan, and these first few weeks are all about building a good foundation of a bit of running and someContinue reading “Training: Week One”