MAKE TIME TO RUN

MAKE TIME TO RUN

I was listening to a podcast yesterday that suggested that the most productive and successful people make time for physical exercise. Knowing how I feel after I have been for a run or a gym session, I can completely understand why. If exercise can increase productivity and wellbeing though, why are we not making time to do it? This time 18 months ago I was the fittest (and slimmest) I had been in my adult life. I was in the gym at least 3 times a week and managed to run. I was however working in a field based role which meant that I had the flexibility in my day to do these things and get my work done. Fast forward to today and I am struggling to make time in my day for exercise¬†and haven’t seen the inside of a gym for at least a year, and my running is sporadic at best. I have also put on weight but thats a completely different post! I decided when we went on holiday at Easter that it was time to kick start my fitness again. For the first time ever I packed my running kit and took the with me when we went away, vowing to run at least 5km per day. This was an ambitious vow considering I hadn’t run properly for months. I’m not going to lie, the first day was hard. Just getting out of bed and putting my kit on was bad enough, but actually getting my legs moving faster than a leisurely stroll was a slight shock to the system. It took me almost...