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I thought it was about time that I got fit and lost a few pounds.
At 43 I've always steered away from running and never been particularly sporty. I used to cycle and go to the gym in my late teens early twenties but then I discovered cars, beer and women.
I looked into running because it's cheaper than buying a decent mountain bike. Once I read about c25k I decided to give it a go.
I've now completed the second run of week 2 and am surprised how much I enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, it hasn't been easy but I can already feel the benefits.
The only issue that I can see so far is being able to run often enough. I work a 4 on 4 off shift pattern of 12 hour days and nights. When I'm on nights it's not too bad as I can run when I get up at about 3:00 then have a bath and get ready for work. When I'm on days I'm up at 5:00 am then not back in until 8:00 pm. Then I still have to get a meal and sort sandwiches, etc for the next day. Will it be OK to have a 4 day break from running when I'm on days? That means I will run 4 times in 8 days but have then have 4 off.
Strange part for me is that even on a rest day I am looking forward to the next run