Saturday, January 14, 2012

A mostly quiet Saturday

Firstly apologies, there are a number of blogs I need to catch up on, but I've just been a bit on the busy side.  Will visit soon - I promise!

This morning I did something I have not done before. 

I went to a group training session with my friend Rose.  It was a 4km run / walk session.  I decided to stick with Rose rather than go off on my own and actually found that I seem to be a bit fitter than she is.  I am pretty unfit still, but to actually have a comparison was rather interesting.  And I found myself coping really well.  I could have run for longer periods before walking and throughout my breathing remained good and I felt really comfortable.  And dare I say it - I actually enjoyed the session.  Now this is something I didn't think I was ever going to say - that I actually enjoyed a running session.  We did our session in 33 minutes.  The group was a mix of runners and walkers and some of us who chose to do a combination - so a good mix of mostly non-competitive people.

Next week we'll be doing a bike ride as well as a run / walk and I'm actually looking forward to it. 

Other than that we're just having a fairly quiet Saturday.  Terence is on call for work and is a bit on the tired side today.  He worked from 7am to around midnight yesterday as they were trying to resolve a crisis at work.

How is your weekend so far?


Marcia (123 blog) said...

What a wonderful gift that you ended up being fitter than your friend and that the session was a good one!

Yay Lea!

Our Sat has just started (9.22) so I'm having muesli, yoghurt and a cup of tea (!) and then we're off to the beach!

Kevin and Ruth said...

I know what you mean about getting caught up on blogs. We haven't had regular internet for the last few days so I am way behind on blogs as well.

Sounds like your running is coming along nicely. I keep saying I need to get back into it too but we have been doing lots of hiking so at least we are keeping active.

Have fun with the biking/running session next week.

Kevin and Ruth

Paul said...

I'm glad you are enjoying exercise. The more you do the fitter you get and the more satisfying it is! You've got the bug!