Now if I’d timed things so that this run happened in a couple of weeks when my little town is hosting the British Firework Championships it would have made a much better backdrop than the aftermath of an airshow!
So just a gentle quiet run - no crowds - no tv coverage (must remember to pay the license fee) just lots of birds doing flypasts who saw me running and decided it was time to leave the country. And now I really do feel like a runner. Thirty minute runs - seriously - running for the length of ‘Eastenders’! - And more interesting too
And if the Run of Runs may seem a little anticlimactic - let me just say that it has changed my life.
Three months ago I gave up smoking and ten weeks ago I took up running. The effect of both these things has been life changing. Two things I didn’t believe I could do and two things that I have gone and done and will continue to do.
There is a simplicity about running - all it needs is a person willing to stretch themselves a little bit, push the envelope and rise to a challenge - and yet the results are mind boggling. I wouldn’t have achieved this if it weren’t for all your support - it makes a big difference, so thank you. So now I’m going to try to improve my time for 5K, go for a run with Running Daughter (who is very proud of her Dad naturally) and this week I join a running club and Heaven help them! Now where’s the Party, the badge and the fireworks???
I shall of course continue to keep you updated with ‘My Adventures in the Running Trade’ and try to support all those new runners who like me possibly don’t believe it is possible. I am going to treat myself to some running gear for winter - no idea what to wear - kilts are going cheap I hear - oh and a gps watch thingy - I’m going to stick with Map My Run for now and wait for the Apple Watch which comes out in January - nobody seems to know what it will do but it certainly looks very pretty. Thanks again and now for a cuppa in the Graduate Common Room - What Ho Jeeves run my bath and get those trainers polished!