This Morning I Went for a Run

which was the first time I've gone running since September of 2015. I don't know why I don't go running more often. I know all about the benefits of regular exercise -- I read about them all the time in books and running magazines. I enjoy reading about what runners should eat, how they train, how they've overcome some obstacle to be a runner. My favourite bits in the magazines are the ads for the brightly-coloured running gear and the stories of getting fit and losing weight, how running has changed people's lives.

I want running to change my life. So today I re-started the NHS version of the Couch to 5k program and listened to Laura tell me when to run and when to walk. The music has the right tempo for running and the singer sounded sort of like David Bowie. I ran for eight minutes in total which doesn't sound like much but it seems like a lot when you haven't run in over seven months. At one point I felt as if I must be almost finished but Laura said I had three more running segments to do.

I started my first learn to run class in the spring of 2004. I got hooked and ran my first 5k in June that year. I've run in 40 races, the last one in April 2014. Time I got hooked again. I must start looking for my next race.

I started my first learn to run class in the spring of 2004. I got hooked and ran my first 5k in June that year. I've run in 40 races, the last one in April 2014. Time I got hooked again. I must start looking for my next race.