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.

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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?