Anyway, reaching the point (I usually get there in the end...), I have something to motivate you. Actually, I have four things to motivate you, and those things are Tom, Luke, me and Dotty the running dog.
Our next beginners 0-5k running programme starts on Monday 12th January at 6:30 at Prime Time Fitness, which is between Girton and Oakington.
We meet three times per week (also Weds and Fri) for eight weeks, and have a unique technique to get you moving - Tom is just the most encouraging person in the whole world, Luke is only there so he can drink beer later, Dotty is the cutest black lab you'll ever meet, and I just chatter you into submission all the way round. There is not another programme like this. It works. It's fun. It's unique. You've got to try this. Oh, and it's safer running in a group on those dark stormy nights too, isn't it? And you might meet some new friends, and new potential running buddies, and you get to find out all about my cats and my plans to take over the world (that last bit is optional, just run with Luke instead and chat about beer if you like...).
What if I can't come along three times per week? : No problem, you can do some of the sessions in your own time if you prefer. But generally, people find it loads easier to run with the group, so do try and come along as much as possible.
Will I be too slow/too fat/too unfit? : Nope. It's genuinely open to all, and for complete beginners. You'll find a real mix of ages, sizes and experience. People that have been on previous programmes tell us that it's nowhere near as scary as you expect it to be :) And, the answer to my most asked question, no, no-one ever gets left behind.
Do I need any special kit? : If you've got something visible to wear that would be great, and lights if you have them would be good too. As you get towards the middle of the programme we'd encourage you to be properly fitted for some trainers to prevent injury - there will be an option to do this at the group, so don't worry. And ladies, please make sure you have a good, supportive bra!!
When are the sessions? : We meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30pm in the gym reception.
How much does it cost? : Nothing. Yes, that's right, it's completely FREE. No catch :)
Facebook signup event is here, any questions do get in touch?
See you on Monday. Go on, you won't regret it :)