As the UK enters it's 2nd lock down I decided to have a go at the NHS app from Couch to 5K, a running app designed to get you up off the sofa and running. Usually I visit the gym at least 3 times a week exercise being an excellent way to keep my body and mind healthy.
Before I left the house I mentally ticked off what I needed:
inhaler, water bottle, phone and earplugs, keys, running shoes, pockets for all this stuff.
It soon became apparent I had forgotten one of the most important items of clothing... my sport's bra. Luckily I am not blessed with a generous bust or I may have knocked myself out. However, I am gifted with enough to feel uncomfortable. and give a few a laugh.
The app eases you into exercise by starting with a 5 min walk to warm you up then a jog for 60 seconds followed by a brisk walk for 90 seconds. this is repeated 7 times and finished with a 5 minute walk to cool you down. Firstly OMG I thought I was relatively fit secondly; I only actually ran for 8 minutes and I felt exhausted and thirdly running is so unforgiving on the knees as well as being totally different from exercising in the gym.
But my did I feel good, sweating and breathing heavily I returned home on a cloud of calm euphoria. Far too tired and relaxed to feel the general level of anxiety that, usually plagues my every waking hour away from playing with clay. So yes after my one day of rest I will be running again abate with a new pair of running shoes.
As a little treat I have decided to launch a giveaway for one of my:
One of a kind Polymer Clay Embroidery Style Pendants finished with polished wax. The pendant includes a 10mm black velvet ribbon or 2mm black waxed cord with a silver plated lobster clasp and chain extender. You can choose the length of velvet ribbon you would like. The Pendant measures 35mm by 25mm (1″ 3/8 by 1”) and the length with bail 40mm. The mount is silver in colour and is made of zinc and copper.
For a chance to win this dainty little piece please:
1. Subscribe to my monthly newsletter by sending me your email address via the contact link at the side of my blog. I will then add your email to my mail chimp list of Newsletter subscribers. I will not share this information with any third parties.
2. Visit my shop and add an item to your wish list (make your wish list Public so I can check)
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On December 1st I will randomly pick an email from the list of subscribers to my newsletter and providing they have fulfilled the other criteria. I will notify them of their win.