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!)
My run is so short and slow, it is a warm up in itself....I'm back to running again after 4 years off. Previously done marathons, half marathons etc and just lost enthusism. Needless to say, it is back and I ran 1.5 miles this morning then stretched afterwards! I am trying to do 2 runs per week and this is my second week back. I will gradually introduce more sessions to slowly increase miles but I'm not rushing it. I am just glad I've go my mojo back!