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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Saturday Exercise

Yes still running although this week hasn't been great, had  more than a few days off this week.  My back still giving me grief but I am feeling better today.

Had planned to go to yoga this morning but instead went for a walk/run.  Up at 6.30,  still starting on with 5 minute walk, run one minute, walk and finishing with 5 minute walk.  I did run up hill to finish today, 30 minutes total.

Think idea of running with a buddy would be good.  What do you think?  I do think though possibly I need to feel a bit more comfortable running first.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Rise and shine - up and at 'em

Yahoo!  Off to a good start this morning...

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Stretch stretch and more stretch

It has continued to rain with yesterday just non-stop heavy rain.  My day off work and it is wet wet wet.  A good day for relaxing and  movies.  Have you ever watched The Walking Dead TV series?  I have just got  into that. Not normally my cup of tea.    It is an addictive thing.  Up to series 4.

I over did it the other day not by exercising but by doing too much housework!  My lower back has been giving me grief so it has been a bit of a blessing with the rain. I also know that I need to stretch everyday  and if you are anything like me, if everything is okay and working I tend to forget about it.  Now I am paying the price.   Well, back on the bandwagon so to speak and back running tomorrow.

Here are a couple of my stretch exercises for the lower back that work for me.  Any exercises you have I would love to hear from you.

Photo Courtesy of buzzle.com

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Rain rain go away

It was raining cats and dogs this morning.  No run today but I did run up and down the stairs 10 times at home.   Hoping the weather will clear and will get out there late afternoon. I'm not complaining though as it is so much cooler than yesterday.  Hate the humidity.

My inspiration for today!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Still at it and I'm pooped

Hey, I'm still at it and I'm pooped.

Today my goal was still to get out there for 30 minutes. Warming up with a brisk walk for 5 minutes, then run 1 minute, walk 1 minute to a total of 20 minutes finishing with a 5 minute walk back to home.

It is hot and humid here today and I continue to huff and puff.  Today is was more like a 1 minute run (if that at times) and 2 minute walk.  I never thought I was so unfit having done a bit of walking, yoga and sometimes gym.  I do feel good though, and  I'm sure it will get better.

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Thursday, 15 January 2015

I'm all out of puff

This running is tough business. I am however pleased to say I walked and I ran for 30 minutes, more walking than running but at least I ran some.  Each time running for about a minute at a time before I ran out of puff, then trying to gain my breathe walking before running again. I'm sure people could hear my laboured breath as I lumbered along.  I can't believe how unfit I am. My legs are way too heavy and my shoes as well, I have decided.

But, I am proud to say I'm on the way and tomorrow's another day!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Geared up

It is 10.30 p.m. at night.  I have set my alarm for 5.30 a.m. (a good time as it is a bit cooler at this time of the morning). Note I place my alarm on a table far away from the bed.  No excuses, as I have to drag myself out of bed to turn the jolly noisy thing off.

I'm as organised as much as I can be having laid out  my clothes (someone did suggest sleeping in them), with my running shoes beside the front door in preparation to start exercising tomorrow.  My poor old dog thinks is now time to go for a walk.

My aim tomorrow is to walk/run for 30 minutes, a good start I think. Start by walking to warm up and when feel comfortable run for a minute or two, continue walking at a brisk pace and the same again.

Take a look at this site:   Running Tips for Beginners , some great tips here. 

My advice:  Just get out there and do what you can, take it at your own pace.  If you just feel like walking then walk, just don't dawdle along.

Funny enough I am looking forward to starting, so here we go. 

I'm up ready to run, are you?

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

My goal to run

This year my New Year's resolution was to get fit, and my goal is to enter in the 5.7 or possibly the 10 km event in the Gold Coast Marathon in July. 

As I love to research, write and create I have created a blog  "Wistful Runner" with the idea of keeping me motivated with tips and pointers as well as inspiring others to do the same. 

I would love to hear from you too, so please comment here or email me at reynoldslot@gmail.com.

Happy running.