I remember once thinking I was going to be good at running.
I was at school and I’d just finished the 100m in under 11 seconds. My brief period of glory was cut short, however, when I was told I’d started from the 75m mark instead.
Since then, apart from when I’ve been late, the only time I’ve ever run was in the Santa Fun Run in the town covered by my paper three years ago:
I’m not sure what the holding my number up like an eejit was about 🙂
We all did the 5km race except one colleague who took the children’s route. We wondered why we’d passed him and he managed to finish first and eventually it came out. He said he didn’t realise it was the wrong way; he’d obviously managed not to notice the 800-odd other Father Christmases running a different way, easy mistake to make (he still gets grief for that now)
This is going to sound pathetic to most people reading this, who can run five times that distance without thinking twice but although I was all right the next day, I couldn’t walk the day after that – the PAIN! And now, as confirmed by a story in this week’s paper… I’m doing it again. So help me.
I’d like to ask for training tips but it’s only three weeks away tomorrow and I know that even with the best will in the world, I won’t be able to fit in any training… so any tips on how not to die after a race you haven’t trained for?! I’d appreciate anything 🙂