So, spurred on by the spring, or mixing with healthy happy running mates, or sheer competitive silliness, I seemed to have signed myself up for two hilly off-roaders in the last 2 days.
One is a half marathon in North Wales at the end of May, for which I do not expect to be quite ready but am going to have a damn good go at anyway. The other is 21 miles of Derbyshire hills in September, for which I will do marathon training with extra hill reps. I am scared. And very excited.
Any narrow-shouldered flat-chested girls got tips for backpacks that don't chafe? I'll need to carry waterproofs and maps and stuff, and everything I've tried so far has friction-burnt me after 5 miles.