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Hi there, without sounding like I'm introducing myself on a Blind Date, my names Rob and I'm 26 and live in Lowestoft.
about a week ago I started looking into getting fit for my honeymoon in February. I used to cycle a bit too and from work which was 10 miles each way but due to needing to bring the work van home on certain nights of the week I had to stop the work trip which basically for me meant parking the bike up for the foreseeable future.this was about a year and a half ago and I've done no fitness related stuff since.
i decided that I should look into running as this time of year I thought I would be safer running than cycling in the dark.
Looking for advice on how to start I read a really good tip of buying some trainers that were essentially too expensive so that the price tag would force me to use them. Me being me I took this advice on board and purchased some reebok something or other from m and m direct for £17.99, last of the big spenders.
this brings me to today and my trainers haven't arrived on the day where I planned my first run. Not being defeated I thought I would go ahead in some puma speedcat leisure trainers which I felt were far from ideal.
i found a run planner on asics website and I set my target at 5 miles. My first run was a half mile circuit I planned ahead which meant running half a mile away from home and walking the half mile back.
i was amazed that I jogged the whole half mile round and stopped my mapmyrun app before I started walking home. My pace was 9.29 min/mile Which is great all I need to do is build on that and keep the pace but extend the distance.
after a drink of water I felt great, my new compression top held up well, the music was great and my shins didn't feel too bad considering my choice of footwear.
my biggest problem which I would appreciate any info on was that my lower jaw and teeth really ache, it's a difficult one to explain but it aches around the roots of my teeth...has anyone experienced/overcome this?
if your still with me, sorry for the long post but I'm feeling good about this regime and looking forward to building up to 5 mikes by February