So yesterday I had my first training session for Run to the Beat. A little bit apprehensive I arrived at the gym and met with Louise - my running buddy for the event. We set off at 6:30 into the blazing sunshine. A slow jog to 'gently ease us in' actually escalated rather quickly as we were so busy chatting we had worked up quite a speed. As a result of this it wasnt long before I developed quite a painful stitch! (That'll teach me to remember to walk before you can run!) We decided it would be best to slow down to a powerwalk until I had recovered. Arriving back at the gym at 7:05 we had completed half of our final target - 5K in 35 minutes - needless to say we were quite happy with that as a first attempt! I now get to jet off on holiday for a week of relaxing in the sun so training will be postponed until I return. Let's hope all the cocktails and relaxation wont make it too hard for me to get back into the swing of things!