Well my dear fellow runners, just a quick recap on what I set out to do earlier in the year.
After graduating last August from C25K - thanks to Mr Smooth and all the admins and mentors on here, I somewhat rashly set myself a target to run 2018km in 2018 to raise (hopefully) £2018 for Alzheimer’s Research. The year didn’t start off well with New Year/post New Year celebrations and resolutions not quite working to plan! I started off 40 km behind in week 1 - oops. 2018km means more or less a marathon of running a week. I tried brilliant ju-ju- ’s idea of running streaks and that didn't suit me, probably because I was a novice runner and not as runtastic as ju-ju undoubtedly is.
With advice and guidance from many of my buddies on here, I have pootled my way to 1573.85kms at the end of September, which was about 60kms ahead of my cumulative target.
Although like all runners. I’ve suffered from runnerchondria from time to time, I’ve been fit throughout most of the year, with the exception of migraines but thanks to some ideas from Polly2810, I seem more or less to have that under control. Oh and I’ve not had a cold since starting my challenge... and that is most unusual for me.
I hope you are all having a fantastic running year, rolysmate, helenwheels, Razouski, mrrun, MrsT82 are just some of the ‘rich and famous’ who’ve helped me through.
Back to London in November, where I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to UCL for a peek behind the scenes and update on Alzheimer’s Research which is so important to so many people now. Until then, I’m taking advantage of the mild Italian weather to get some kms in.
Yesterday’s run write-up can be found here...
I am aiming to finish on December 24th in London and if any of you have any good idea for my last run I’d be really interested to hear them. So far I’ve got two suggestions, one to follow the hidden River Fleet and the other to run to find as many blue plaques as I can. I’m expecting my final run to be somewhere in the region of 8-10kms, and given I want to do it on Christmas Eve, I think the only ‘restriction’ is that I am probably better off away from the West End and shops!