This may sound a bit mental coming from someone who seems to spend more time on the injury couch than off, but I'm going to run 10k.
Yesterday I was at a party when a friend asked how my running was going. Oh,I said, I'm having a lot of problems with my knee at the moment so can't run. Immediately another friend launched into a speech about knowing your limits and how the time comes when you have to acknowledge that enough is enough and eventually you have to admit that you're too old to do certain things, like run.
Hummmmmm!! Now I am not the sort of person to start an argument by saying I've never heard such a load of old tosh in my life, so I took a deep breath and said "actually I'm going to run 10k. I've already got to 6.5k so I know I can do it. I just have to sort my knee out. " Cue stunned silence, not least from AncientDad!
So there you go, I've said it out loud so it must be true. Let the preparations begin. My knee in a right state so I'm going to a physio for advice. If I can't get referred quickly enough I'm going to go privately because I will do 10k. I will not have someone telling me I'm past it! I told myself that enough before I did c25k and I proved it's not true and I just don't believe it anymore. I've followed MissWobble's advice and sorted out the Jillian Michael fitness DVDs to improve my overall fitness and I'm going to drag my sorry self down to the swimming pool to (try) build my stamina by swimming until I can run again.
So my dear friends, if you think I'm slacking give me a cyber kick up the*** because I will do 10k, I will