I did the Couch to 5k programme, which I would highly recommend for someone who has never run before. There are lots of apps for it, and I used one that gives you voice commands to run/walk/stop while you play your own music. Over eight weeks, you build up from the smallest increments of running for a minute, then walking, making it very achievable.
I found that I enjoyed running way more than I though and now that I have embedded it in my life, I want to ensure that it stays that way. I love having the reason to get outside and the feeling that I have actually DONE SOME EXERCISE for once. Exercise endorphins can't be under-estimated. I also have developed some leg muscles, which is amazing to me. When things at work are stressful, I feel like running is something I have control over, where I can meet goals I set for myself - even the idea of having running goals is quite a novelty. This is really the first time in my life I have done consistent physical exercise and despite my humble running achievements, I feel like an athletic hero.
Foggy Sunday morning run
I have no desire to run a marathon but would be really happy if I can continue to make running a part of my life. Does this have anything to do with sewing? Apart from being a new hobby that cuts into potential sewing time, of course I want to try sewing some running clothes - leggings at least should be achievable. I'm looking forward to trying out some activewear sewing soon
Evening run view over Glasgow