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The fat lady runsWelcome to Fat Lady Runs

Fat Lady Runs is my new blog about transforming my body from a middle-aged slob into a middle-aged runner.

I’ve started a journey (I hear those groans) which I intend will culminate in participation in a half marathon.

My main aim is to raise £500 for charity. But along the way there will be massive personal benefits. I will eat healthier, lose weight, and get fitter.

I used to run 3 miles a day (though that was 30 years ago). Now, taking on board all the sensible advice, I’ve laid out a training programme.  If I stick to it, it will have me fit enough in 18 months to start training for that half marathon.

You can keep up-to-date with my progress with the videos on YouTube, my brand spanking new Twitter feed, and my occasional Facebook posts. Of course, I’ll be updating my blog here (hopefully on a weekly basis).

Please do follow me and check out my progress. Part of the reason for making this public is the horrible shame I will feel if I fail publicly.

But the main reason is because I want to raise that £500 for charity. And I’d like you to be part of that. I will be setting up a Just Giving page so that anyone can make a donation. I am going to share all about the charity I’ve chosen on another page of this site so that you can make an informed choice about whether you want to be directly involved.

I’ve already started on my programme of training with regular walking. But remember, it’s not over until the fat lady runs!