Fitness, Personal

Oh no, what HAVE I started?

I’ve just finished Day 1 of Week 1 of #C25K. Go me! \o/

Running is something I’ve been meaning to do for years. Eleven years to be precise.

When I stopped drinking part of the plan was to actively get fit.

Of course, I never did.

But seeing a few friends on twitter, such as @headfirst_dom and @missy_molly_mol, start with the C25K system spurred me on.

That and an impending sense of my own mortality. I’m 44 in September.

Ok, it’s only day 1. But half the battle is turning up, right?

And I did it. The whole session. No cheating, no pausing.

And I didn’t go to bed until 1am, didn’t get to sleep until 2am, and had my alarm set for 6:45am…

It’s hot in Malaga at the moment (no shit) so it was either do it early, or probably not at all. I knew I had to ‘just do it’.

So I had a quick coffee and headed off. It doesn’t help that I live on a mountain with no, or few, flat surfaces and a road with no pavement.

Ok, it’s not a ‘busy’ road, but it does have a fair few wagons travelling between Granada and Malaga.

Lesson one – don’t wear a grey t-shirt when running on a grey tarmac road.

But on the bright side, the views are stunning.

The 5 minute cooldown at the end was probably the best 5 minutes of my life. Well, apart from maybe the intense buzz I felt when I got home and sat on the veranda sofa with a drink.

I now get it. Ok, maybe it was just a taste. But I’ve got an addicts personality. And I’ve just tasted what it feels like. And I’m sure it won’t be the last time.

Roll on tomorrow!

I think my life may have just changed.

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