I want to do this!

Okay, so my son, Jack, ran the Manchester 10K. He moved up there from Cornwall and I miss him like mad. After the race he rang me, buzzing with excitement , pleased with achieving a time of 49.29 seconds.

“You should do it next year, Mum,” he said. “I’d love you to do it with me.”

“I’d love to,” I say………………

I’m 52, over weight and unfit. I have been trying to improve but it is difficult to stay motivated so that’s what this blog is all about; logging my exercise, my food and anything else that will hopefully keep me on track to run that Manchester 10K with my son next year.




Today it was swimming lessons (not that this is me after swimming!)

I’ve been having private swimming lessons for the last five months. I was quite scared of the water after having two frightening experiences as a child; one where I was pushed into a swimming pool by a friend who thought I could swim (he jumped in and saved me once he realised) and the other while I was in the sea with my dad.

I can’t say I’m coming on in leaps and bounds, it’s more like two steps forward and one step back.  However, I am now managing half a width doing a sort of stretched out doggy paddle!  For me, it’s a long way from where I started.  I can’t say I’m enjoying it and it’s expensive at £11.50 for 30 minutes, but I am determined and will keep going until I can swim a width in a decent manner.

The added bonus is that it’s exercise and is improving my fitness levels.

I normally go to Zumba on a Monday evening but I’ve had a terrible headache  all day, fell asleep and missed the class!

Am I lapsing already?