Saturday, October 18, 2008

Running: start off slow

I'm getting a bit tubby, no -really, I am. Well, thank you, this dress is slimming, but really I am getting tubby. Current weight: 13st 4lb (or 84.4kg). Which is a bit too much; love handles, spare tyres, man-boobs, etc.

So, I'm running. I can manage about 3km without needing medical assistance at the moment, in a combination of running and walking. Current combination: 3mins running, 2 mins walking and wheezing, 2 mins running, 1 min walking, 1 min running, 1 min walking, 1 min running, 1 min walking. Then I sit at home, sweating and trembling for a while until I turn a less frightening shade of purple. When I can manage to run most of the way, I'll start increasing the distance.

I'm going to do this every morning that my legs aren't hurting (looks like every other morning so far). I'll record here what I manage, mostly for my own benefit so that I don't forget and then give up.


  1. Don't bugger up your knee(s) like I did (and I wasn't even carrying a 10kg lard backpack). Do other exercise, and stop eating between meals. Listen to me, for I am clever and wise.

  2. And furthermore I have not moobs.

  3. Last time I tried running I buggered up my knee after 3 goes. This time I have invested in a good pair of running shoes, which seem to help so far.

    The problem is that I like eating between meals, during meals and before meals. That's the part I don't want to change. I just need to move more.