For most of us, running can be hell. Invest in these accessories to make sure you get out the door - and stay thereMore
Nike have been leading the market for cutting edge - and surprisingly stylish - running shoes for some years now. This latest, the Flynknit Lunar 3, is their most impressive effort yet.
The perfect all-rounder, they provide a lot of cushioning with very little weight, meaning they're perfect whether you're doing sprint work or preparing for that marathon. Gone is the chunky heel padding of previous incarnations, replaced with a more evenly-spread sole.
Wear a pair to keep to tick 'running destroys my feet' off your excuse list.
One of the oldest and most popular runnings apps, and with good reason. Runkeeper is free, easy to use and will provide you with motivation to keep going beyond glancing forlornly at your beer belly.
Set individual goals, track a map of your route, ask it to update you when you reach key distances or times (bit embarrassing when you're sweating in a crowded park and it announces you've done half a mile, so maybe use headphones), you can even tell it to stop recording when you pause to catch you breath.
The real benefit, though, is in the simple act of keeping a diary of your runs, so you can see the progress you're making. Think of it as the personal trainer you don't have to pay or feel guilty in front of when you cancel a session to watch TV with a cheese board.