- Having had a ridiculous number of unpleasant and long-lasting viruses to contend with over the last six months.
- Going to a session on stress management run by my friend Emma, being honest in the survey and finding that my levels of stress are practically off the scale.
- And standing on the scales at my Mum's house this morning and seeing with resignation that I am almost a stone overweight..... I knew I was but it's never nice to have it confirmed!
Last Sunday I took the first step by buying myself running shoes and 'anti-wobble' sports trousers and bra..... then folded them neatly in my wardrobe and closed the door!! Tonight at 9pm the urge came over me to run..... and I did. I was expecting to return home in a state of near collapse, ready to be sick and crippled with a stitch but to my delight it flowed as easily as it used to as a teenager. Despite my husband's parting shot being to wish the dog good luck even my pathetic excuse for a pelvic floor held out and I found my pace. I ran a longer route than I planned to and then found my stride lengthening automatically to kick for home. It felt good, really good and NOW I feel motivated to look after number one!