I just entered my first ever 5k!!!! It's on 23rd June, 11am - I'm raising money for Cancer Research UK - I am so excited. Now, let's just cast our minds back to August, I ran for 22 minutes (a mile and a half I think) - half way to a 5k. I've enlisted the help of a dear friend (she's marrying her long term girlfriend next summer and has asked me to be a bridesmaid!!!) who is a personal trainer - she's going to set me a program and try and workout with me once or twice a week. She lives an hour away so it's not super convenient, but she can at least set me going. She said, not only could she help me finish the race, she'd have me running the whole thing with a smile on my face!! Not only that, but we talked about the possibility of using this as a starting point to lead up to....running a MARATHON April 2014. Me? A marathon runner? I weigh 220lbs, I am a lazy slob (at the moment) - but I WILL beat this hellish disease of obesity.
In other news, I had my first driving lesson on Wednesday! Was so nervous (I know 24's pretty late to start learning) but it went really well. The instructor was really friendly and very clear and reassuring. It was a big deal for me to not only start learning something new, but to put myself in a situation where I'm one on one with a stranger, but I beat my anxiety this time! I'm hoping to be done with lessons in about 12-14 weeks. My sister is giving me a car (for free!), though it's only a crap little Nissan Micra, insurance shouldn't be too high on it though as its got a little engine.
Love to all xxx