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First training run 2015

16th January 2015

I've been sweating it, not because of my training but my LACK of it! After hurting my leg just before Christmas at the CHICKS charity Santa Run the only action I've been doing (amongst other things) is shovelling food into my mouth...and lots of it - and its left me sweating it out with worry that I've not been doing anything.

But, after 3 weeks of no limping around the Pirate office the morning had arrived to try my legs out again. Now, years ago I used to run for Britain. My fastest mile time of 3mins55secs was ranked just outside the World Top 20 that year. I was sponsored by many company's over the years wanting me to wear and be seen wearing their shoes and clothing...but in 2015 they'd probably pay me to NOT be seen in it but, in my opinion, the best contract I ever had was with ASICS. Their kit was by far the best and the shoes were amazing - I've spent the weekend at my parents house and lo and behold I found some ASICS trainers bought a couple of years ago when I 'thought' about a return to running. I've given 'em a spin today...and the leg is painless (haroo!!) although I think my weight will make them wince again some time soon.

So today is a good day - a couple of miles under the belt, a bit of sweat, a bit exhausting but fingers crossed the extra stretching before and after exercise will help keep some aches and pains at bay. 

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