Get Active Month: Rest is prepation too

In just over a week I am aiming to compete my mental health 10k run. I am training for this event to make sure I am race ready for 1 May. I am following a workout schedule to prepare for this, but that does not mean that rest and recovery time has gone out of…

Couch to 5K

New to fitness, but don’t know where to start? Want to give running ago, but not quite sure how to progress? If you answered yes to either of those questions you might be interested in the couch to 5K running programme from the NHS. Over a nine week period it will help you start a…

Get Active Blog: I’m Resting Up

Today I’ve had to take an extra rest day, after weeks of higher intensity training, the muscle soreness has caught up with me… significantly.  I am not new to exercise, and therefore I plan workouts carefully to have higher and lower intensity days, whilst maintaining one full rest day per week.  But over time it…

Blog: A time to reflect

Happy New Year! I hope 2021 brings good health and happiness to you all. Over the Christmas break, I was watching the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special from 2019 with my wife. It triggered a conversation as to how different “our world” was just 12 months ago when we had watched it previously. My initial…

Get Active blog: Mind and Body

I’ve finally settled on a name for my exercise blog that launched when I wrote a blog entry on going back to running.  This is my Get Active blog. Running has become a great way to help me process my day.  I have lots of techniques to process how I feel, and events in life. …

Back to Running: Week 5

So I skipped the update for week four.  I’ve now just completed the fifth week of my return to running.  I passed the 10K mark in week four and have started to become reasonably comfortable with running five mile with ease. Last week I completed my longest run to date, which was 7.5 miles.  That…

Back to Running, week 3

New running shoes have really helped make a difference for me. I was rinning before in a more general pair of gym trainers. Which are great for weight lifting, but not so supportive for running. I have always struggled to find comfortable shoes, especially for fitness activities. To add to it, England is currently in…

Back to running, week two

I have just started my third week of running. I’ve been enjoying the variety it has added to my workout schedule. Last week an old ankle injury flared up, so I took a couple off running. Having a fairly diverse workout schedule means I can be flexi and adapt my plans when my ankle is…