January 21st, 2016 by () in Diet Log

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January is a time for New Years resolutions and like so many others I resolved to lose weight and get fit.
I’m not into team sports or paying for my equipment so that basically leaves walking, cycling and running. I already do the first two to a greater or lesser degree so that only leaves running.
It has been 20 years since I last attempted any sort of running competing in a few 10k runs, albeit slowly. Since then I have got more out of shape – if I was even in shape in the first place!
To remedy this I decided I need to work up to a full blown run and the coach to 5K (hereafter c25k) programme is designed to do just that.
C25k is a nine week programme that takes the inactive (or coach potatoes if you prefer) from a position of no running to completing 5K (just over three miles). It makes no assumptions about your level of initial fitness and claims to be suitable for all.
I took solace in the fact that c25k is supported by the NHS in the UK to the extent that they provide a number of resources to support those that want to take the programme – more on that in a subsequent week.
So last week was my first week on the programme and I can honestly say that it actually wasn’t as bad I as expected it to be. My initial problem was the cold – I was out at 7am and I wasn’t sure what would be appropriate. By the end of the first week I had supplemented by kit with a thin hat and gloves too as the temperature dropped below zero.
Check back next week to see if I made it to week two 😉

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