This evening I started the beginner's 8 week schedule. Haven't done any exercise for about 4 years during which time I've had two children. I'm about two stone overweight and and hoping to lose at least one stone, but just as important, I'm hoping to increase my energy levels in general, and am thinking that it would really do me good mentally to unwind after being with the kids all day.
I actually went out on Tuesday, and tried to run, but soon realised that my old sports bra was no longer up to the job, so bought a new one online which happily arrived today, and seems to be working very well!
My first run/walk session went better than I expected and I got through it fine, so I'm feeling quite positive. I'm lucky that we have some lovely parks nearby which are great for running around.
Is anyone else just starting out and willing to swap words of encouragement as we work through the 8 week plan? Has anyone thought of registering for a 5K to motivate them? I wanted to, but the ones coming up near me are all too soon! Luckily, there is a parkrun every Saturday in my local park, so that's something I can aim for (although the thought scares me at the moment!).
Look forward to hearing from you!