In some of my blogs I will be drip-feeding snippets about me so you can get an idea of who I am and where I’m coming from. This blog includes a confession.

I don’t like running.

There, I’ve said it, it is now in the open.

Since turning 50, my life has encompassed a healthy lifestyle and that included entering races because I felt I should. I’ve completed half marathons, a 10k and a couple of 10 milers but all had one common thread – I didn’t enjoy them. Earlier this year I decided that I wouldn’t run unless I wanted to or was out with a client who wished to. So imagine my surprise on looking out of my window this morning I actually thought “I don’t want to waste this glorious morning inside so I’ll go out for a 30 minute jog/walk”. So that’s exactly what I did.

It wasn’t a fast run. It wasn’t a pretty run. But it felt good to be out in the early morning September sun along the River Thames.

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I do, however, admit that these new trainers looked good (even if I didn’t)

Moral: exercise is good for you – that’s a fact. But it is so much more beneficial if it is something you enjoy.