This is a belated half year review of my Alzheimer’s Challenge to run the year - that is 2018km in 2018. At the end of June I needed to be at 1009km and was actually 100km further on with 1,109km run.
Now that we have the heat of summer here in Le Marche, I realise that the 100 km cushion is seriously important, as the combination of migraines, and in truth a slight dip in my motivation, has made getting out there a lot harder than I realised.
I had some help on motivation with the lovely Polly2810 sponsoring me in my challenge - thanks P, and as ever rolysmate providing snake-hipped inspiration with his tales of half marathons and Razouski meeting up for lunch too and talking about her own accidental half marathon. Needless to say none of my runs could have been done without the role model that is ju-ju- , whose own running streak is just amazing and always done in glorious style.
I’ve discovered some new routes and met some new characters, so if you want to be abducted by aliens, I’ve discovered War Of the Worlds Lane, and have two new characters who’ve entered my life Dame Duvet Dench and Miss Marsupio. These also help keep my mind off my destroyed feet and the never ending laundry.
To anyone just in the midst of the C25k plan, can I just say that a year ago I was a beginner just like you and meeting Mr Smooth changed my life. I never thought that running could be become a bug, but it has. This is a much better bug, than the ***%%@@@ mosquitoes, who seem to like sweaty runner’s legs, and more specifically my sweaty runner’s legs. I blog all my runs at Jancanrun.com, if you’re interested to catch up with Dame Duvet..., the hill that kills and so on.
Thanks all for the messages of support both on here, private messages, facebook, my blog. Oh and the playlist help too.... my latest the ska and two tone, is a big favourite at present, because the beat seems to be the perfect cadence for running.
Happy running all,