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Monday 2 June 2014

My personal fitness goals

What better way to start a Monday following a weekend of the usual excesses than a post about fitness! Fear not though, this will not be a long one!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago I'm trying to improve my fitness levels. Before I moved to Manchester I was reasonably fit- I cycled every day and was on my feet for most of the day, rushing around like a headless chicken. Nowadays I spend most of my time either crocheting or on the computer. Read sat on my bum. My bike has barely been used and when I do take it out for the occasional spin I find it oh so hard. So....3 weeks ago I joined the gym! I'm not really a gym person and would rather be out and about cycling and running (if my knees hold out!) but thought it would be a good place to start. Plus, the gym is at the end of my road so I can roll out of bed and be in the gym 10 minutes later and get my exercise in before I properly wake up and my body notices it!

So far, so good. I have definitely seen some improvements so far- I can now run for a full 10 minutes and I have gone up a level on all the weight machines! This exercise kick is not about trying to lose weight or tone up ready for the summer- you would never catch me in a bikini in public anyway- but about getting fitter and stronger. No measuring, no weigh-ins- just being able to run and cycle faster and for longer! 

As I forever hear- it is much easier to exercise with a goal in mind. Mine aren't massive, as I don't want to push myself beyond my capabilities and risk injury (or even worse, disappointment) but I believe are realistic for me.

1- Go on at least one Park Run before August. Park Run is a fantastic, free, timed 5km run in parks around the country. I did one a couple of years ago and it was great fun so I would love to be able to have another go.

2- Cycle the Manchester 100km in August. This is a 'Bike Events' sponsored charity ride in aid of The Christie Hospital. In the past I have completed the Norwich 50 mile ride and loved every sweaty second of it (especially the pint of Adnams at the end!). Maybe this is a bit ambitious considering I'm still not cycling regularly but you've gotta have a goal ey?

OK, so I've put my goals 'out there' so to speak- I've just gotta go and achieve them now.......


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