Well, one year on, and once again I’m doing the British 10K.
This year I’m running in aid of the Wildlife Aid Foundation and you can check out my Just Giving page here. It’ll tell you all about my run and why I’ve chosen to support this charity.
Last year I was extremely nervous about running this race, as I’d never done a 10K before and I wasn’t too sure if I’d make it. You can read the post I wrote about my first 10K here, and the post I wrote after completing it here.
I’m not kidding myself, I know I’m not the best athlete in the world. I’m realistic about how fast I can run and what my abilities are. In hindsight, I’m really proud of how far I’ve come. About 1½ years ago I could hardly run for 3 minutes without having to walk. Now I can comfortably run 4 or 5 miles without having to walk. So, logically, I know I’ll have no problem with the race tomorrow.
What am I nervous about? Running in a fox suit. I’ve never run in any type of suit before, so I have no idea how tomorrow’s going to go. My strategy is that I’ll just take it as it comes. I’m just hoping it’s not going to be too hot, otherwise I’ll really suffer. Also, if it gets a bit much, I’ll just walk. I know this sounds like a bit of a “cop-out”, but I’m doing this for charity and at the end of the day, it’s just about finishing. I’m hoping to complete the run in about 1½ hours, but if it takes me a little longer, I’m not going to worry about it too much.
Well, when you’re still cosy and in bed at 9:35am tomorrow morning, please spare a thought for little ole me pounding the streets of London in a fox suit! 🙂
I know I haven’t written a post in a long time, I just didn’t know that it’s been a month. Honestly, that’s pretty shameful. I could tell you that it’s because I’ve just been way too busy, and that wouldn’t entirely be a lie. But after a bit of thinking, the truth is, I just needed a bit of a breather. I know that sounds really insensitive, and perhaps it is, but have you never wanted to just leave real life behind for a few hours and not have to worry about all the issues in everyday life? In no way do I mean that I wanted a break specifically from my blog, I just wanted a bit of a break from every day life.
I don’t want this to sound depressing, because it really isn’t, but every now and then you just have to take time out for yourself and to recharge the batteries. I think I’ve been doing just that lately. Things have been a bit stress free for the last while which I’ve really enjoyed, but Greg and I have recently found out that we have to move house which is always super stressful. Weirdly enough, we found a place within 2 weeks and will be moving in in August. Change is always good, so we’re quite excited about this, and for the first time in a while, I think the Universe actually likes me and good things are happening!
Also, creeping up on me is the British 10K run, which is this Sunday! Fingers crossed for cool weather, as I’ll be running in this hot number:
My Awesome Fox Suit!
Well, this is me, back on the grid. I hope you’re all still reading, and remember that every now and then, every one needs a little time out.
Every now and then, every one needs just a little breather.