What I did in 2011… Part 1 – Started Running

I didn’t mean to leave this blog for over a year, I just never got around to typing up the incredible blogging ideas I had, and now those ideas have slipped from my mind…  so I’ll just  sort of sum up my year.

some running feet. not mine, though

This is the year I really started running. I was pretty surprised myself, but it show no sign of stopping. Technically, I started  running (or, at this early stage, staggering and wheezing  around the park) late 2010, but this was the year I actually felt I could admit this to my friends and family.

I live in the centre of a small market town, but we’ve got a large park alongside the river, and that is great for making nice running routes, and it’s generally really pretty (except now, where it’s pretty grim, and mostly flooded).

There have been some health benefits to this, which was the point of it all. My asthma is much better now, and breathing in general. Since I started I have lost almost a stone in weight, which was a nice side-effect.

On the downside, in warmer weather the good townsfolk of Shrewsbury have to endure the sight of my knees. Sorry Shrewsbury.

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