Well it doesn't sound that bad when I put it that way, so how about doing a 26km run 26 weeks from now...
About this time last year I joined this blog, struggling along with the early weeks of C25K. But I did it, finished it and then got to 5k. Got to 10k eventually and then ran for a few more weeks getting up a bit further.
I had done it and I was a runner, earned my badge and proved to myself that I could do it.
So thats when I stopped because I knew I had done it....
I remembered reading about Phil's epic run the first time he did a HM distance. Malcy's amazing achivements and Aftabs becoming the bionic man on here.... There was no way I could do any of that, yes I could run, but I couldn't do that, I'm not as good as them.
But there is one runner on here, who has inspired me to get back out there, to lace up my trainers and put one foot in front of the other. That I am capable of so much more than just 10k.... That I can do double 10k, that I can do a half marathon.
So today I have entered my first HM race which is at the end of October, which means that 26 weeks from now I want to be able to run for 26km. If I know I can run 26k I know I can run a HM. And now I have something new to aim for.
Thank you Mrs Panther, but you had better get your shoes on because I'm coming after you now.
Happy running everyone