I must have temporarily lost the plot, because I appear to have signed up for a marathon…

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Last night’s gym effort…

Distance covered (including warm up and cool down) : 5km (3.1 miles)
Time taken: 37 minutes
Average speed: 7.7 km an hour (4.7 mph)
Calories burned: 326

To many, this will seem like a pitiful excuse for a workout.
However, I was really chuffed with myself last night.
For a number of reasons…

1. I’m an ex smoker and I genuinely didn’t think I had it in me to do 5km comfortably.
2. I had to wait for 20 minutes to get on a treadmill and very nearly gave up and went home.
3. I actually did what I set out to do!

I don’t know whether it was because it was a Monday, or maybe something to do with International Fitness Week, as mentioned in my previous entry, but I have never seen the gym so full! I do intend to mix up my runs between the gym and the open road, but for now, whilst getting my stamina up, I want my beloved air-conditioned machines.

My feet are tired today!

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International fitness week

Apprently, it’s International Fitness Week starting today.

According to the website, this week (14th – 20th March) is all about:
“inspiring people across the world to make a change, finding out what activity works for them and lead a healthier lifestyle. So save the date now and get motivated to get moving!”

This is what I hope to do with this blog.
I’m just  a normal person. Not hugely into exercise by any  means, although I was really good at school. Yes, I’m one of these annoying women who always wants to lose a few pounds and “get healthy” when another New Year comes around.

So if I can inspire just one person to get off the couch/computer/arse, then it’ll be worthwhile.

So far at the gym I have been casually exercising. Doing a quick run, doing a few weight machines, few minutes on the bike and then home.

I also got a tattoo last week, and you’re not really supposed to exercise the week after as it disrupts the healing process. But I want to take this seriously now.

Today, I’m gonna set myself a goal of 5k.