Or in my case, what you wrote down one day last year. I had been wondering when I’d decided to do my Alzheimer’s Challenge – I checked out the blog for the first mention – thinking I’d committed to it sometime in November last year. The reason for checking -well I couldn’t work out why I hadn’t created a plan nor a training regime prior to starting in January, and now I realise why.
It was actually December 14th when I first wrote about my wish to run virtual races throughout the year, to raise some money for research. This was Plan (a) – Plan (a) was quickly ditched when I couldn’t find any races to sign up for. Plan (b) – the running down dementia challenge; run 100km and raise £100, which as I was running about 80kms a month anyway didn’t seem that much of a stretch. The hunt was on for a Plan (c).
A few more days of investigation passed and still no joy, Christmas came and went and it was in that time we call ‘Twixtmas’, that I committed on Plan (c) to ‘run the year’ , The slight issue is I’ve just re-read what I wrote back then and I actually committed to ‘run 2018km as a minimum’.
Oh holy cow Batman – minimum. “Friends, Romans and Countrymen lend me your ears and how about we make a deal?” JCR types with fingers crossed tightly, which does make it hard to type, hoping that you will all support me in my final spurt.
The ‘m’ word does sound a little emotive as though 2018kms in a year is a lazy-arse effort, and to be honest I’m pooped just thinking about those kms again. Here’s my proposal how about for my last last run of the year, I run 2.018 kms to a pub?
Then I will have run 2020.018kms, and get a gin and tonic or similar for my troubles. Or is this way too easy and you think I should suck up a longer run?
Answers on a postcard or if you’re suggesting something horrid like a marathon, can you please send a geographically challenged carrier pigeon instead. Btw – out again today and another 5.8 kms banked for the challenge.
Big thanks to our friend in London, B, who kindly sponsored me over the weekend. Another boost to the old confidence and knackered legs.
And a big hug to my running mate MummyCav who has lost her mo jo at the mo. I did run to the local fish shop to try and find it, but can confirm it wasn’t there, so it must be lurking in Yorkshire.
What else but the MummyCav mix:-
Single Ladies – Beyoncé
Dear Prudence – Siouxsie and The Banshees
Sherry – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Alison – Elvis Costello
Kayleigh – Marillion
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Poison Ivy – The Lambrettas
Respect – Aretha
Ophelia – The Band
Queen Of Clubs – KC And The Sunshine Band
Roxanne – The Police
Uma Thurman – Fall Out Boy
Zoe Jane – Staind
Average Pace 6:57
Elevation Gain 23 metres
Kms Run 1845.25
Kms To Run 172.75