I have become someone I don't know for October, and its only the first week. Why? I am doing no spend October, apart for essentials, and I am doing coach to 5k. I didn't think I'd type those phrases let alone participate! Still, its early days. October has barely become a toddler. At teenage phase, around this coming week, I may well have tantrums.
No spend October
So far I have had to buy a new landline telephone and pay for a pre-booked leg wax. I call both essential items. In addition I have had to buy groceries and oh, look what else housekeeping, not me, bought. That doesn't count does it? Not if I persauded housekeeping to buy it (wink!) The problem is if i waited until November this little beauty would no doubt not be in stock. I've popped the link under the last pic. (PS I think this is my first tantrum.)
I also hid this amongst the cabbage in my trolley in Sainsburys. Just £7, including the pot. I had been looking for a leafy green plant for our lounge, job done. Now, take a look at the camo effect on those leaves. Do not say my foliage is not current!
Coach to 5k
I am on my first week. I am using the NHS version as it has downloadable audio for free. This first week consists of 3 sessions each of 8 one minute jogs intercepted with walks. The audio tells you when to run and when to walk and has a bit of music to run/walk along to. I have run in the past and have also suffered runners knee. This has kept me off exercise before for 9 months. I am hoping that by taking this slow and following advice on runners knee that I will not see a re-occurance. I am working on strengthening my thighs and not running on a day that my knees are sore.
My aim is not to get to run a marathon but merely be fit enough to take part in Park Runs. Do you know ParkRun? Here is the UK link parkrun . And more about Park run globally here as its currently in 15 countries . There may be one near you! My town does have one. From what I understand once you gain your membership you can join any in the world. They are 9 am every Saturday and 5k.
How is October going for you dear Fashionista? Do you run? Have you experience of runners knee (help me)? Are you doing No spend October and if so have you had a tantrum yet?