Ten Minute Mile?

Following a short illness, I’ve gotten back into my stride and have completed two early morning runs. Yesterday was difficult, but today felt so much easier. This morning, I was quicker than my previous attempts over a mile, so I’m very pleased. My very first attempt at running, saw me achieve a couple hundred yards,…

Sniffles

I haven’t done much, by way of exercise, over the past week due to contracting a cold. I’ve had headaches and a sore throat, along with a slight sniffle, which combined have been more of an annoyance more than anything, but have seemingly knocked me out of my stride with the jogging. I don’t suffer…

My Saggy Bum Has Gone

In the few weeks that I’ve been running, I’ve noticed my body has begun to change. For the better, I must add. Most middle aged men will notice that over time, they seem to lose all the filling from their bum, and it becomes flat and saggy. Mine is starting to fill out, with my…

Early Morning Jog

It’s been a few days since my last outing following the excruciating pain in my back, and I think the break has done me the world of good. For this run, it was a 3am start, prior to heading into work – have I said I was keen, or nuts, or both? 🤣 This morning,…

Doggone Tired

This was my first run for a couple of days. With working shifts, especially nights, sometimes it’s really difficult to put some time in. I am planning on running during my lunch period at some point, so then there should be no excuses from me ☺ Latest observation: Distance: 0.9 mile Speed: 4.8 mph Heart…

Feeling Good

This was an enjoyable run from my current home to my childhood haunt. The track, in a circular route is approximately 3 miles. I ran just short of 1 mile, with a top speed of 6.6 mph My latest observation: Distance: 0.97 mile Speed: 4.7 mph Heart Rate: 163 Time: 12:24 I did jog back…

1 Mile Down

I’m thrilled to have reached the one mile mark. Even though I haven’t set myself any goals, it feels good to have reached that point. Yesterday, I had a day off running to go on an unavoidable six hour drive. I don’t know if the journey had any impact, but boy – it was hard…

I’m Hooked

Jogging has become one of my favourite pastimes. Wow! In all my years, I never thought I would make that statement. As a well known TV advertisement would announce: I’m Loving It Those that know me very well, will be as surprised as I am at the fact that I have pulled on a pair…

Aches And Pains

It’s been a difficult week for me, with aches and pains hitting parts that I didn’t know existed, but I have now reached the 1km mark which feels like a massive reward ☺ I’m all too aware of jogging being a high impact exercise and the consequences that can ensue when not listening to warning…

An Improvement

On the second update of my quest to get fitter, I’m able to announce that my jogging time has nearly tripled. I’m extremely pleased at the progress achieved in my first week, following a spur of the moment decision to run for the first time in 35 years. Here are my latest observations: Distance: 0.747…

The Starting Line

This was a huge first step for me. I was out in the local countryside, walking with my dog and an urge to run hit me square in the face. The feeling came out of nowhere, but I obliged with a pathetic attempt at jogging. Distance: 0.15 miles Speed: 4.54 mph Heart Rate: 133 Time:…