And with quite a bit more jiggling than is seemly.
But I run nonetheless.
I was never athletic as a kid - preferring to read, daydream or tinker rather than run around and I have never really enjoyed sports (with the exception of equestrian events and swimming).
Exercise was always something I did because I should - never really because I wanted to...I had lost a chunk of weight attending classes at the gym but I was getting bored working out indoors to horrible music.
Recently a friend gave me a book and the book is changing my life.
It's called 'Run Fat *****, Run'
Not the most inspiring of titles I agree - and perhaps not for those whose internal monologue runs to the self-critical (mine does but I really needed to hear the message in this book).
The books message is simple and could be encapsulated in a few pages.
It's all about finding your inner grit. It's all about not making excuses anymore. It's about just getting off the couch and running.
I am back at it after a months break and I feel so much better for it. Anyone can run.
Just take a deep breath, lace up your runners - and step out your front door.