The Olympics have come and gone and I cannot imagine that there isn't anyone who has not been inspired to have either got onto a bike, run 100 metres, a marathon, swum in a relay......the list goes on.
Most of us have the enthusiasm but what the saying? The spirit's willing but the flesh is weak! Not literally but I am sure you realise where I am going with this.
Determination, committment, hope, aspiration etc. are all wonderful qualities and to be encouraged but so also is making sure you are bio-mechanically fit.
Remember we always suggest anyone hoping to undertake sport checks with their GP if is not something they always do and may I make the suggestion that you check that your hips, knees, feet , shoulders are all in sound working order and all move correctly.