I want to record my progress - or lack of it - in training for my first ever Half Marathon. I've promised a few updates to the good people that have offered to sponsor me for it but, don't worry, it won't be a step by step account. I'll spare you all the detail.
I joined a gym nearly 15 months ago and at the induction, the young girl gave me some exercises to get me started. It included 10-15 minutes of walking on a treadmill. It hurt my pride a little but I have since progressed to a bit of running.
This will probably be my first and only Half Marathon. Because I've discovered that a bit of running isn't enough. According to the running plan I am following, I need to do a lot more than a bit. I am three weeks into a twelve week programme and according to my times, I'm getting slower. But I am middle aged and I'm running further each week. I am determined to finish, for reasons that I'll go into later.
Week 4, here we come...