Sunday, April 23, 2006

Running into trouble

Oh me and my big mouth!
Today was the London Marathon and watching it from the comfort of my armchair I felt quite overcome with emotion to see these people pushing themselves to the limit - many to raise money for charity. I have been to watch the marathon 3 times when my brothers were taking part and felt inspired to take up running - fortunately a feeling that soon wore off.
Once again, as I saw people pounding the streets of London, past the fantastic sights of Big Ben, Cutty Sark and Tower Bridge, I thought I should have a go at that.
Normally I would keep this thought to myself but not today - oh no - whilst enjoying a barbecue and glass or two of wine to celebrate friend Alan's birthday I told every-one - I'll be there next year.
There are some positives in all of this. I've looked at the marathon website and even downloaded a training plan - good news there - it is 26 weeks to train - so no need to start quite yet! I think I might need an MP3 player to keep me motivated on those long training runs - and what to wear - definetely need to go and look at the latest line in sports gear....

3 comments:

Painting partner said...

we're right behind you. a long way behind you!!!

Pork Belly said...

It's never too soon to start...

Mof2 said...

Thank you both for this support - it is much appreciated!?!