Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Time for a bit of an update!

No. of km done: 899
No. of km to target: 101
Conditions: Cloudy and damp
Starting music: Icky Thump by The White Stripes
Finishing music: Chardonnay by Cerys Matthews

Well, we're nearly there. Though when I say "we" I mean "me" and by "nearly there" I mean "100 km away", but in the grand scheme of things it's a lot closer to the finish than the start!

Also passed a personal landmark at the weekend when I did a 15 mile run - the furthest I've ever run, and thoughI was a bit sore and achey towards the end and afterwards, I did fairly well in getting it done in 2 hours. That bodes well for a decent marathon time next May, and I'm also just happy I managed it with no major ill effects.

That might sound a bit paranoid, but 10 years ago when I ran my first ever half marathon I wore myself out and subsequently picked up a horrible virus that then evolved into postviral syndrome and a few months of quite bad depression followed by many more months (arguably years) of bouts of not quite so bad but still decidedly not nice depression. Not pleasant at all, and it's always left an irrational but nonetheless lingering fear it might happen again. So to come out of it feeling not only fine, but well enough to go for another run 3 days later with no ill effects has made me feel really, really positive. That, and the exceptional generosity of my friends that has seen my sponsorship total creep up to just a few quid shy of £500.

Anyway, onwards into double figures! Wahey!