This is it! I'm going to attempt my toughest challenge to date - I'm giving up drink! I'm doing it partly because as I get older the hang-overs are getting way too long, partly because I want to run a sub 3 hour marathon next year and partly because I want to feel a bit better about myself.
I have run a few long races on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (my daughter has CF). I've decided that instead of extorting money from others for my Acts of Contrition I am going to make the ultimate sacrifice. I'm going to donate £1 for every day without a drink. Hopefully, this time next year I'll be sending a cheque for £365 to the Trust.
My treat to myself, if I manage to do it
will be a trip to the US to run the New York marathon. Ah well, I can