For those who don't know I have signed up with Nike to run the half Marathon in San Francisco....for those who don't know I smoke and drink and not sure that I particularly wanted to put these things to one side but I do also want to get fit and thought this would be a great opportunity to challenge this. Another struggle (or excuse) is I am not sure how to fit exercise into my schedule and this will be another obstacle, I would always say yes to a drink after work than even think of doing exercise...will this change?! I am intrigued to find out.
So I said yes and today I find myself at Equinox gym with my assigned personal trainer explaining how I got myself into this mess and maybe I now regret saying yes!
But deep down I am really excited about the next 3 months and hoping this might be the kick start I need to get fit! Nike have kitted me out in all things black and white and wearing my new trainers (this fashion and fitness thing is fun), I have been analysed and assessed and this Thursday I will get my full training schedule.
After this I will get a personal trainer once a week and if this wont work to get me up and out then god knows what will! But aside from all the gimmicks I actually have to get off my ass and run for myself and this is the biggest challenge. So from this weekend here it goes.....Natalie Hartley Runs
I am going to document this experience on the blog and maybe inspire some of you (or not) but hopefully the journey to fitness and San Francisco will be a fun one! I will also be raising money for charity and that's an inspiration in itself.