I’m quickly slipping back to where I was pre-Christmas, before I started the Get Fit Old Man blog. After the excess of the summer holiday, a calf injury, a slovenly attitude and too much socialising I find myself feeling fatter and more lethargic.
Whilst people in the street don’t yet shout “You fat bastard” I am aware that I’m heading in a negative direction. Right, it’s time to do something about it – cue the Rocky theme tune and #mondaymotivation ! Continue reading You Fat Bastard
Buoyed by the six successful runs completed in the first few weeks of the year I decided to drastically increase my distance and attempt my first ten mile run. This goes against all of the expert advice that states you should increase mileage by no more than 10% per week. Continue reading My First Ten Mile Run
When my legs are aching and feel stiff I like to recover after a run with swimming.
From now on I will alternate between the roads and the pool so that I ease by tired legs and recover after a run with swimming.
After two days recovering from my first run in ages I decided to try my first 10k run since returning to running. This was a tough lesson in biting off more than I can chew as the difference in distance was a problem. I learned some lessons and now have some great first 10k run tips to share with anyone preparing for the event.
Continue reading My First 10k Run
In the past I’ve lost weight and improved my health by swimming my way to fitness. It is easy on the legs and quite cathartic it making it the ideal way to workout after a run. Continue reading Swimming My Way To Fitness
When I’m short of time and my wife is at work it can be difficult to workout. This is where a spinning class at home comes in handy. Continue reading Spinning Class At Home
A run on New Years Day 2015 marked my latest attempt to return to fitness. The first steps to fitness are arguably the most important so I was glad to get this workout under my belt. This takes me from being a ‘fitness dreamer’ on the couch to the lowest steps on the rung of the latter. Continue reading First Steps To Fitness
There are a number of reasons why I need to get fit. Throughout Christmas 2014 a number of realities hit home. With my weight rising by the day amidst endless lunches and boozy nights out I decided to embark on a journey towards fitness. Continue reading Why I Need To Get Fit