I just listened to a fab radio 5 interview with Nell McAndrew who was giving a "running clinic" on't radio. I have no idea who she is, but she was like us lot, in that she took up running as something to get fit by. Then trained for a marathon which she did in under 3 hours!!! Gordon Bennet! It was a most interesting chat and one bloke phoned in who had got addicted to running - so much so that he had to stop. He ran 5 miles in the morning, 5 miles in the afternoon and then 10 miles at night!! EVERY DAY! MANIAC. Nell told him he had over trained. Err......you think? But what is interesting is that although running makes us feel good, we have to be careful not to overdo things.
In other news.....
I'm excited because ;
1) My birthday is tomorrow and I'm off work for another 4 weeks (resting between contracts daaaahhhliing, as we say in the film biz) and get to be spoiled rotten by Mrs Dan.
2) I've had the most fabulous few days in Cornwall where I introduced once again, my legs to the Cornish hills. Man they are STEEP!
3) I'm doing my second run on the My Asics Half Marathon Running Plan which is gonna be an 8K "Build Up" run - whatever the hell that is?
My lovely running chum who bullied me into doing a HM next October, has already blessed me with their happiness and encouragement. But they still won't tell me which HM I'm supposed to be doing with them. In a way, it's kind of exciting not knowing - training my body for something I have never ever before done.
Right, that's me until my run report tomorrow. Take care and behave guys. It's a jungle out there.