Regular readers will know that I spent Sunday up in "town" supporting my dearest cousin Stephen in the London Marathon on his 60th birthday. It was very hot and everyone did really well. Three people from our office also ran and finished with very good times. The atmosphere was brilliant and we really enjoyed the day. Soon it is to become illegal to smoke in public places here in the UK. That is just the incentive I need to try and quit. (I do not want to be a social pariah standing on street corners and around the back of buildings having a fag!) ....so this makes sense.......why not replace smoking with running? (no comments from anyone who has ever seen my legs, Christian!).
Last year I bought the running shoes and some natty little lycra shorts and a rather racey little running vest, and we have a huge treadmill here in the garage, so this morning I was up at 6am and running by 6.15. I managed 2.2K in 30 minutes without stopping once. I know that's pretty crap - but for me it's absolutely amazing!!!
I have been reading a few running websites and have a programme to follow - so that's that then. In a few weeks I should have stopped with the evil weed and be comfortably doing 5K without stopping.
I may even sign up for next year's London Marathon - now wouldn't that be something!!!! If I do, and I manage to get a place - I expect ALL of my loyal blog readers to make the trip to St James Park to cheer me over the finish line - it's the least you can do!!!!