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My first ever outdoor run

Well for those of you that know me… you will know this is not something I would normally do! So I’ll give myself a pat on the back.

And for those of you that don’t know me… here is a little bit about me. I’m not overweight, I’m not a fitness person at all, my diet is shocking and I have a massive weakness for fizzy drinks. Especially Coca Cola (full sugar) yeah I know a dentist worst nightmare, but my teeth aren’t that bad. I lived on takeaways for probably the best part of two years, not always but probably 90% of the time. I’ve never weighed more than 14st 3Ibs and I’m currently down to 13st 3Ibs. I’m not sure what my goal is going to be but I’m just going to keep going.

So back to the “My first ever outdoor run” it’s not my first ever, but my first ever since being an adult, I really wish I could go as much as I used to when I was a kid but hey ho, beer, girls, fast food and all the other good stuff had to be explored.

I went out and had all the thoughts going off in my head that I would get a stitch, be out of breath, curled up on the floor dying and an embarrassment, but this wasn’t the case. I ran the first mile before even needing to stop or have a drink, then I changed it to a quick 5 minute walk before starting again. I ran the next mile and had a 5 minute walk again. I had another two walking sessions on the way back but from start to finish my total time was…..wait for it….wait for it…. 37 minutes. Now to me that is really good to say I had all the fears and doubts about myself. Don’t get me wrong my legs were like jelly but I felt good after. The next two days were just me moaning about my legs.

So I decided to treat myself to a running coat, new shorts and man tights along with a nice running t-shirt.

Let’s see if it continues!