Hello everyone. As in a particularly bad game of Monopoly I find myself back at ‘Start’ with a feeling of trepidation having used my ‘get out of jail’ card. I’ve been here before having graduated in January 2018 before pottering slowly on to 10k. I really enjoyed the interaction on this forum and I think there was at least one day when I enjoyed the actual running. Unfortunately, while shuffling along I hadn’t noticed illness creeping up behind me in the form of a Pituitary Tumour. I became ill quite quickly and the little blighter was removed in 2019. Unfortunately, I picked up a post op infection which decided my brain might be a good place to camp. It all got a bit tricky and that ‘get out of jail’ card came in handy. Anyway, that’s all behind me now and after what seems a lifetime things are relatively stable…thanks entirely to the heroes of the NHS.
So, the Diary of a Lapsed Runner aged 65 1/4 has commenced (it might not be a very long book).
I’ve got one run left in week 2 and all is well so far…and my dogs Jethro and Lucy think it is great fun. I’m sure it will get harder…well, I think the disadvantage of starting again is you know it will get harder. I have to be careful as I no longer have a functioning Pituitary Gland and am reliant on various artificial hormones to keep functioning. We’ll see how it goes: I'm in no hurry.
I suppose it is unlikely but if there is anybody here that remembers me: hello!