I am now trying to regain the fitness I had when I was marathon training (2007). Due to getting married (and subsequent failure of said marriage), I have let myself go to rack and ruin!!! Suffice to say, I am now in my 4th Week of running and have taken it quite steady. I am now up to 2.5 miles three times a week!!! Whoooo! I can't deny that it is hard, especially now as I have to get up at 5 am to be able to run instead of finishing work at 4.30 pm and being able to run after work. I do have a horse who I ride for 45 mins nearly every day but that uses different muscles and I want to get fit so that I can go showjumping and not be totally knackered at the end of it!
So I thought I would write on here and hope you all will help with the encouragement (and occasional rebuke if I falter!)
PS I have just entered a 10K online for August Bank Holiday...if that ain't motivation enough!!!
Welcome Roz!! I used to horse ride ages ago - had my own horse for about 8 years but had to give him up because of work; gutted!
Anyway, good luck with the running!!
I'm still a newbie - started running in March - so it's tough sometimes but I'm sticking with it and I get a lot of encouragement from this site.....mainly just from reading other people's posts and realising that I'm not the only one struggling!!
Well done, keep going! You'll probably find your body starts to remember running a bit more soon and it'll start to feel easier.
Oh bummer! Not been too disciplined over last two weeks...life got in the way!! lol! Hopefully if not too hot tonight (I mean weather, not me!) I will try and get out for a run.
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