OMG it's come round so quickly and to reinforce that my race number turned up on Friday...I am 197 at Paddock Wood out of approx 2500 runners. You can tell I was keen to sign up!!
Since I've last blogged I've done another 10.5 mile run which whilst hard I quite enjoyed and a couple of runs with the running club. Last Tuesday was the last handicap race of the winter and I did 5 miles in 52mins 54...not any faster than when I first did it in November.
I had planned 11 miles for yesterday (8 miles on the road followed by finishing the last 3 miles at Parkrun) but had to wait in for a new washing machine to be delivered (I live a rock & roll lifestyle!) so re-planned to do it today. Well what a day...cold, damp/wet (sleety not even proper snow) and a little slippy in places....and the biggest gremlin on my shoulder. Today's route was a lot flatter than normal so should have been OK but from stepping out the door and every half a mile (or less) I just wanted to give up! Managed to keep going and a friend shouting encourgagement out of her car window at about mile 4 helped but by mile 7 I really needed the loo (too much info)....made it to 8.5 miles which was near the house and had to stop. So am feeling a little disappointed that I didn't achieve the longer distance....scrub that alot disappointed as it would have done my confidence no end of good in advance of the HM on 7 April.
As I re-read what I've typed it has made me smile a little coz I am disappointed with doing 8.5 miles. That's 8.5 MILES!!!!! This time last year couldn't run 8.5k so when I put it in perspective it's a great achievement. Off to make breakfast and put my feet up for an hour or so.
PS - Hope spring actually arrives before the HM!