Here's the whole story - hope it's not too long!
Last Christmas, in a fit of enthusiasm, I accepted a ‘challenge’ from a friend to do the 2002 Great North Run.
Since the challenge was offered in a very non-aggressive way, and because I was looking for something to help me get fit, I accepted it. However, it was still with some trepidation as I’d one pretty much no physical activity for 6 years (baby, house business etc!) and before that, my only activity had been cycling.
So, picture the scene – 7 A.M Christmas morning, with presents opened and breakfast on the hob, I go for my first run. 30 minutes of run/walking.
Although things initially went well, I developed a back problem (not running related) in early February. This kept me out of action until mid April at which point I decided I probably didn’t have enough time to prepare for the NGR, so mentally, at least I pulled out.
Once able to start running again, I started out pretty much from scratch. Since then I’ve gradually increased my distance until I managed my first 10K training session last Saturday (1hr on the spot). So, you know how it is, I’m doing it and thinking, “maybe the GNR isn’t out of the question”.
With this in mind, I’m going to (at this late stage) try to enter for a real local 10K run on 18th August, and then continue my GNR training
So here’s the point of posting – am I mad and should my wife take out extra insurance on me Real Soon Now?
Any advice greatly appreciated.