Mrs H & The Running Bug.


Mrs H & The Running Bug.

Hmmmm well where do I start with this running addiction spreading into our family. Running are you mad you will never get me running, I will never do the Great North Run. A few tweets to Rachel Cullen and showing Mrs H inspirational stories and the health benefits with the worldwide running family. I’m sure Andrea thought that when I was jogging I was nipping for a quick pint and a Greggs pasty not that I wasn’t losing weight I think she was curious as to why i was actually enjoying my runs so she decided to come out with me, new trainers bought, new trainers took back and more expensive trainers bought no blisters 😁 nothing serious of course just steady walking then jogging and within a few months Mrs H clocked up a 5 mile run even though she had it in her head that she couldn’t run further than 2 miles. The story continues, pics & runs to be published to help & inspire other runners starting off and encouraging them to push on as Rachel Cullen says Keep on keeping on. Well today not only Andrea but my daughter Jasmine have decided to join me if successful in doing next year’s Great North Run. A few pics of Mrs H and Mr H jogging exploits and soon look out for Jasmine joining the running family 😁. Mrs H pics from this morning following 2 weeks in Ibiza πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ #keeponkeepingon The story continues ……. #runningfamily ❀

1st day back to work following our holiday to Ibiza and Andrea wants to go out for a jog after work weather permitting or else she would go to Zumba after a few rain dancers during work I thought I might skip a jog tonight lol. So after the rain stops and a phone call off Andrea on way home she had already got her running gear on. I get home and within 5 minutes we were heading off to Newcastle Business Park for our normal run up to the swing bridge and back. Andrea sets her music to Best of the 80s & starts Runkeeper it’s a warm evening & a few out jogging & cycling along to the Newcastle quayside, run complete frickin hell Mo Farah what you trying to do that run was canny quick mind Mr H!! I’m going to Zumba next week lolol. The story continues πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ.

Β JustGiving – Bone Cancer Research Trust

Update will follow soon excited to be running this year’s Great North Run for #TeamBones Cancer Research Trust ive attached the link to my JustGiving page

A cheeky little run I was only going to do a couple of miles due to my knee hurting since my last run. Oops I forgot about my sore knee when I was jogging 😊. Is this normal? 

My knee pain isn’t there anymore when you get a niggle does it play with your mind? Anyway I felt great carrying out over 6 miles slower than my last jog.

10k personal best this afternoon #oldmanrunning

Jogging in freezing weather β€

So after I finished work I decided to keep up with my jogging in between my work schedule. The weather I guess was about -2 at the time and never really fancied it, but I went out and I was only going to jog my normal route up the river Tyne to the swing bridge in Newcastle Upon Tyne. 

Once I got going in a mad sort of way kept on going and continued on my merry way to 7.3 miles which I thoroughly enjoyed.

If I can do this peeps anyone can you just have to keep motivating yourself to get out there, you don’t have to run far or run quick just take your time and build up your runs each and every time.  Plain and simple your not going to get fit sitting on the sofa watching soaps 😊

My new years motors #fitPete not #fatPete 😊

Have a good day peeps πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

Check out my run on Strava:

Old Man RunningΒ 

North East Old man running hoping to get a lot fitter in 2017 ran Great North Run in 2015 & 2016 which i intend to run this year’s and also 5k & 10k runs. #jogging #oldmanjoggingπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ 

Previous exercise was almost 10 years prior before that i was playing football Saturday Sunday training Tuesday  & Thursday 5 a side on a Wednesday, then it all went tits up pardon my french πŸ˜‰. 

So now in 2017 i plan to get fitter in & around my work schedule so far i have been out once and it wasn’t much fun i hadnt ran since Oct/Nov of last year.

I am new to all of this blogging so stick with me please and give me plenty of #inspiration #motivation please. #oldmanrunningπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

So Tuesday was quite windy so i decided to try a different route which is closer to where i live and a lovely picturesque run along the river Tyne from Ryton to Wylam along to Newburn and back to Ryton stopping for pics along the way πŸ˜‰.

In March along with my other small runs ive done a challenge by Runkeeper to complete 5k and 10k runs in March.

Instagram and Twitter i am connecting with new followers and hopefully i will be picking up valuable tips and training methods thanks to everyone who is already inspiring me πŸ‘πŸ‘.

Hope you like my pics i promise to concentrate on running and not stop starting for pics 😊.

Thursday’s run saw me back in my old route along to Newcastle Swing bridge up to the Millennium bridge and past Staiths at Dunston with my new trainers Adidas Supernova which to be honest felt so good compared to my old Adidas running trainers that had carried me through my 2 Great North Run ventures.

A modest 8 miles which I really enjoyed love the views of Newcastle Gateshead Quayside on this occasion I never took any pics normally, well everytime I go there I take pics never tire of the views. So anyway here are a few of my timings and a sneaky peak at my trainers 😊😊.

Sneaky little run last week felt good to get out never realised how many different emotions and feelings go through your head when jogging. You could of had a day from hell and once you’ve started running you can digest things in your head you could say it’s kind of a good problem solver. Not sure if everyone would agree me though lol.

Well on my 4 days on at work 24/7 so next possible runs would be Thursday or Friday 😊😊.

So this year i am running the Great North Run for Cancer Research Trust, my father in law is currently undergoing treatment for this cruel disease. One day we will with the help of donations find a cure with extensive research.