This morning I went running for the first time. Well, maybe it wasn't the very first time, but I can't remember the last time I jogged, which is pretty much the same thing.
The reason for this unprecedented burst of activity? Well, last week I logged on to the NHS website and calculated my BMI. You can do so for yourself (if you dare!) here. Now I'm not going for full disclosure. Suffice to say it was not within the acceptable parameters. It appears (as if I didn't already know it!) that I need to lose weight.
So I'm going to eat more healthily ... and I'm going to exercise.
Fellow Scot, Claire, at Far From Harm Farm, alerted me to the NHS's Couch to 5K programme which does what it says on the tin, ie gets couch potatoes to running 5k in 9 weeks. It's an audio plan. Download it on to your MP3 player and away you go. The lovely Laura tells you what to do and when and there's music to entertain you en route.
So far so good. Tomorrow is a rest day. Training continues on Thursday morning. Wish me luck. I'm going to need it.
Photo courtesy of NHS Choices