First of all, I have to confess, I have no interest in "being a runner", however, I have for many years hankered after the ambition to run a marathon. Yep, it's an ambition, an end in itself....
I have signed up for the Edinburgh marathon in May.
My background - I am totally unfit. I even drive to the corner shop. In fact, I drive EVERYWHERE. I hate even walking anywhere. It seems pointless. I watch films like Back to the Future; Kick Ass and Iron Man and just want a hoverboard; jet pack; or Ironman suit to get around... I am almost 40 and have never done ANY exercise. I am incredibly lazy!
I have ordered a pair of trainers and a "Non-runner marathon"book from Amazon the other day (both still to be delivered) because I had some vourchers...
The book says I can do it in 16 weeks, other places say 18 (reviewers say 20 if you're rubbish like me). It's about 20 weeks to Edinburgh... do I have any hope of even walking it round?
I'd be really gratefulfor any advice. I'm the sort ofperson who works better with a definite, short-term goal.