The first run of the season is the hardest!


If you are anything like me you will hibernate all winter and once the weather turns you get out and attempt keep fit once again.  By keep fit I mean starting with that first jog of the season and it’s a killer.

That first job feels like every muscle is either rusty or very lose, you wobble and jiggle in all the wrong places and your stamina levels are equal to a OAP.  You push forwards attempting to reach speeds and distances that you could once reach a long time ago or so it feels.  Your heart rate reaches Formula 1 RPM’s and your sweat levels could refill some huge lake in North America somewhere and you wish you hadn’t stopped for the winter months but also that you hadn’t started again either.

Well I had that first run recently and I can tell you that nothing has changed since the last first season jog.  Why I believe that each year it will be different and somehow I will be able to get straight back out there and leave Mo Farah behind eating your dust and asking for hints and tips.

Each year the assumption being that somehow you will be able to train for the London Marathon this year, each year under the assumption that you are a year younger and not a year older.  But alas no such joy, quite the opposite, the cold, hard reality that you have just spent another winter storing up fat rather than using up fat, another winter spent sitting around the TV rather than keeping your fitness levels up and another winter to prove just how little self-control you have, unless self-control means that you made the choice to put on weight and get unfit which I can’t see anyone mentally choosing.

But I’m here to tell you that after my second job it was much easier and didn’t feel like quitting, it didn’t make me get home and collapse on the sofa, in fact it inspired me to go out again tomorrow.  So there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is life after a death run and it isn’t as bad as it first seemed.

So, get out there and get that first run out-of-the-way so that you can get on with the rest of the year in the right direction, fit and slimmer.

I would love to blog some more but my Ben and Jerry’s is melting 😉




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