On Your Marks, Get Set…

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!

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Image courtesy of stockimages / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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.

Here’s hoping!

PS – If you’re interested in taking part in a parkrun event, take a look at their website http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

3 thoughts on “On Your Marks, Get Set…

  1. I’ve always been hesitant about running so I’ve never tried it. Then again I don’t like being outside most of the time. lol Park runs sound like excellent opportunities to train and get ready for longer runs.

    • I never used to run at all then a friend, who’s a personal trainer, talked me into helping him test a training plan he’d written to help someone go from being a non-runner to running a half marathon in 12 weeks. I did it but I don’t like doing the longer distances.

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