Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Running Shoes

They're here!

I've been as kiddy as one of my kids today at work waiting for confirmation that my new running shoes had arrived. I couldn't wait to get home and try them on.

They take a little getting used to - they feel very different to the walking boosts I'm used to. But I like them.

So this evening, after helping the kids with their homework for a bit and getting them into bed, and went for a wander. I needed to get some steps I'm because my Fitbit was having a problem (think the battery was low / flat and the app didn't pick it up) so I had no log of my steps between 7:45am and 6pm. And I had promised to help out with the Scout Hut again.

I walked to the hut, a bit too shy to try a run or even a jog. But a few of the folk there were supportive and encouraging so I held a bit braver by the time we'd finished. I flicked on my C25K app and selected the beginners "4 weeks to 1 mile" option (I think I'm a bit far off 5k just now) and followed the instructions.

It was only 4 x 45 second bursts of running with plenty of walking in between, but I did it. And it wasn't so bad. I like the gentle introduction idea. It suits me.

They say the first step is the hardest.... Well I've taken it!




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