Having had a couple or 3 Physio sessions for my bad back I decided that it was high time that I got back on my training schedule. Today. I am now sitting here with wet hair and nicely aching muscles having run/walked for 25 minutes. I am really enjoying using my Nike+Ipod thingy. It lets me know how long I have been running and how long I have left. The other day in France I did my longest session yet and Paula Radcliffe came on to say " Well Done !!"
Today felt good although I do wish I could just run and run. Still, I'll get there. I have booked myself in to run a 10k race in October. I am quite excited to see how I do. The last one I ran, in May, I think, I was incredibly unfit. I was absolutely cream crackered by the time I finished. I would like to do this one in about an hour. That's my aim anyway!
As I was running home today it really struck me as to what I was doing. I am thinking of maybe getting a coach after Christmas. This race ( the Marathon ) is so huge for me and I think it might help to have someone who knows what they are talking about to give me some direction. I just want to get round without killing myself, and if I could do better than that I would be thrilled.
As I ran down my road I got a picture in my head of little old me running down the finishing stretch of the Mall, with all the crowds and other runners and I got a lump in my throat. Can I do this ? I want to so much. It is the most determined I have ever felt about anything.