At the beginning of August, I decided to try to have a healthy month. Needless to say, it did not go to plan. To be fair, I wasn’t expecting so much to happen. Lots of days out and weekends away. Think I’m taking my advice and having experiences rather than stuff!
However, I am pleased to report that I have stepped up the running and exercise and started to make the weekly Parkrun (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/) a longstanding habit. Also, I am increasing weight training and focus on leg strengthening exercises at the gym. Plus, of course, I’m still walking little Oscar, and really enjoy the walks around the surrounding countryside. So all in all, I am doing half the programme and hope now summer has drawn to a close, I will do even more.
My reasons for running are:
– It is good for my health – Heart and strengthens joints
– Clears my head, releases endorphins and improves my mood
– As someone who couldn’t run when young, it gives me a massive sense of achievement