Wednesday, 8 October 2008


First of all, when I went back online today after a hectic week and read the half-hearted attempt at a post on Monday, I felt a little embarrassed. After all, haven't we all been taught that it's quality over quantity? But I didn't have a chance to write anything yesterday either, so maybe it's a good thing that I got round to putting up a little bit of eye-candy whilst I had a second.

And today, when I got home and realised that I had about three different essays to write, I wasn't sure if I would have time again, so I thought I'd just do a quick little update on my foray into running a few weeks ago!

I've been doing a proper several mile run only once a week, but walking every day and a couple of miles on a Friday. Still, this was nowhere near what people who are training achieve, so I wasn't really expecting any progress for a good few months. But what one of my teachers said seems to be true, the difference really does become tangible very quickly. Today for example, I managed to run 3 miles continuously for the first time, and then another 1 mile jog/walk which I haven't been able to achieve before.

Still, when I was told that a marathon would be doing the lap that I did 4 times, 26 times, I saw that I would still have a very long way to go.

Has anyone else just starting running when their only previous experience was walking and running to catch the bus?


  1. I do it all the time. I run for awhile, then stop. Then I start again, then stop. I go for months, or weeks at a time.

    It is true that when you start, you see almost immediate results. It's very rewarding, isn't it?

  2. wow thats a big run....... ps love your banner. its fantastic. xf

  3. I really loved to run when I did it. I ran when I lived in Chicago. Then it was too hot to run in Austin and now I am all out of excuses.