Hi I recently got some good advice from this forum regarding press ups. Well I'm back again!! I would never stay my fitness has ever been great, just average and I admit that recently I haven't been following any set training pattern just as and when I could be assed. However I was amazed that when I went out running yesterday (Ready to really go for it and start the summer with a vengeance) for about 40 minutes I was absolutely awful. Several months ago I was running about 5-10 miles quite regulary and I'm not naieve enough to think I could pick up where I had left off a few months ago but I can honestly say I would never have believed I could of got so bad in two months or so, I had no energy in the tank whatsoever. I wouldn't even call it a run, more of a plod. I'm glad I wasn't with anyone, I would have been embaressed. Now that I think of it I have been feeling increasingly tired (I had put this down to stress at work) and I have been suffering from black rings around my eyes. Although I haven't put on any extra weight I feel fatter and have definitely gained extra 'Padding!!' (I haven't lost muscle cos I never had much in the first place!!) I'm going to keep up the runs gradually increasing them although they really are no fun at the moment. I was also trying to increase my mile and a half time a few months back but if yesterday was anything to go by I I dread to think what my time would be now Any other suggestions ??