One Thursday evening in June, while procrastinating on the interweb, a strange thought entered my mind. At first I ignored it and pushed it away, but the more I pushed, the larger it grew until eventually it developed into an an idea, and urge, an overwhelming desire. The desire to run. And, of course, to blog about it.
Before we get started though, you should probably know that I am not much of an exercise fiend. Ok, so I walk to and from work every day, which works out at about one and a half miles each way, but beyond that I’m pretty much a couch potato.
I eat badly, drink too much coffee and smoke hand rolled cigarettes. I sit at a desk for most of the day, except when I go out for a cigarette, and in the evenings I watch TV or mess around on my laptop until bed time.
Health and exercise are really not much of a priority for me, but for some reason I have got it into my head that I want to run.
So, I started this blog to help me focus on this goal and document my journey from walking three miles a day to running 5K, 10K or maybe even a full 26 miles and 385 yards marathon!
At the moment, I would struggle to run even the 385 yards, but as I’m setting myself this challenge, I might as well make it… well… challenging.
If you’d like to join me, follow my journey, or just pop by from time to time, please feel free to leave a comment. It’s always good to say hi.
(written on 13th June 2013)