I happened to see your comment on BOOKWORM's feed about not being able to see when she posted a blog..i am not sure if you know..but if you go to her page and to the left you can 'subscribe' to her blogs by email...just click on the 'email button' and you will get a email message every time she posts one of her blogs..and as long as you 'click' on the notice you will keep receiving the notices....hope this helps...and i hope you don't mind that i came to your page to let you know...
Thanks for the encouragement Mary. I am sure it will get bit quicker if I persist. I do feel a lot better for the running. trouble is I don't really enjoy it much, and these silly short legs and bad hip means tiny little step span. I go as fast as I can, but don't get very far :-) I am looking forward to Race for life, even if I end up walking most of it, we will have a good laugh. I did the post because I have this week off and want to sort out what is working and what isn't, because I don't want to give in, but am finding VERY difficult to keep going as I am, mainly due to time pressures. Better to cut back than stop! I could maybe do with joining some kind of fitness club and have someone to run with, but the same problem remains, working nights, on assorted days, I can never say what days I can do anything.
I will keep up with the treadmill and see how it goes.
Thanks for your comment about my swimming. I have been swimming for years and have done the Swimathon (5,000m) 6 or 7 times since 1991. I completed the first one (200 lengths of 25m pool) in 2 hours 15 minutes and finished last year's in 1 hour 52 minutes. When I was at university in 2006/7 I trained with the university swim team although I couldn't compete in their team as I was too old. Since then I have continued to train using the Swimfit training plans (they have 4 different levels - shape and tone, health, fitness and competitive) during the winter and go running in the summer. I do a mixture of front crawl (that is now my dominant stroke) and breast stroke.
Your distance/time of 64 lengths in 55 minutes is nothing to be sniffed at and with practice will get better.