Well, I’ve taken the plunge. In an effort to bank a few more activity points prior to going out with my work mates on Saturday night, I’ve registered for parkrun and plan to take part in my first one this Saturday morning!
If you’ve never heard of it before, parkrun is an organisation that arranges free, 5km runs across the country (and indeed the world!) every week. Your time is recorded and logged online so that you can track how you’re improving.
I must say, I’m a little apprehensive: I’ve never been a massive fan of running and I haven’t run at all since September. And even then I was only doing 1 mile daily. However, I’m reasonably fit and I hope that being in competition with myself will help to spur me on to make this a weekly occurrence and so give my exercise and weight loss a boost.
PS – If you’re interested in taking part in a parkrun event, take a look at their website http://www.parkrun.org.uk/