So here we are. If you’re reading this, you’ve met me on the other side. My aches and pains have (almost) faded away and I’m finally feeling a little more human. At the weekend I managed to tick off a huge item on my bucket list – I ran the Shakespeare Half Marathon in Stratford! And not only that, but I completed it in the time of 2:18:27, which I’m incredibly happy with.
I debated for a while over writing this post, in fear of looking pretentious. However, my aim as a journalist has always been to tell people things I wish that I’d been told, and honestly, I really would have liked to have read a post like this before I decided to take on the daunting task of getting fit over the summer.
Before I begin here’s a disclaimer: everything I say here is unlikely to suit everyone, so please do not take my words as gospel. I am not a fitness expert and I do not claim to be. Do not over-exercise, and make sure you listen to what your body is telling you!