Couch Potato to slow shuffle to 5K?

2014-10-12 12.23.45   A couple of weeks ago I downloaded a free couch potato to 5K app.  Jogging is something I’ve only dreamt about doing since becoming overweight years and years ago.  In another lifetime, long ago, back in school I used to be on the school’s cross country team.  I wasn’t particularly fast or good at it but I really enjoyed the challenge and it helped to keep me fit.  But in my new quest to drop some weight, becoming healthier and try and set a better example to by children I have joined Slimming World and signed up at the local gym.  Up until now I’ve been completing the app workouts on the treadmill with headphones in, blaring out some good tunes (this helps me to zone out and  pretend there’s nobody else around me, witnessing the hugely embarrassing spectacle of all my flesh in motion!).  But today seemed like a good day to take it outside (it was foggy + less visibility!) and I dragged Paddy along too.

 

 

2014-10-12 13.11.10

We both managed it, although my jog was more a fast shuffle than a run, and got very muddy and wet in the process.  But I LOVED being outside in the fresh air instead of a sweaty gym!  Shinsplints are becoming a problem again so I may need to look into buyiing some insoles or splashing out on some new trainers, but I definitely think I’ll aim to get out and over the field again soon.

 

2014-10-12 13.11.35  We took Bertie with us too and he seemed to enjoy it after getting over the shock of seeing me looking like I was having some sort of mobile seizure!

And this is possible THE MOST unflattering photograph of me EVER – thank you Patrick!

 

2014-10-12 13.27.55

 

 

 

 

So a few calories burned off before I enter ‘The Night Shift Zone’ tonight.