Sunday, 9 March 2008

Easy does it...

I went out for a test run today, in readiness for my sponsored run in May. Twelve years ago I wouldn't have been so nervous, it was a daily routine to go for a run. I used to do about 40 miles a week and every other weekend I'd plan a long run in the car, roughly about 15 miles then run it on the Sunday. Eventually after six months of training I ran the marathon of my dreams... in London. Today however is a different story..after several stretches and wearing my brand new Nike trainers, I ventured outside. I didn't go too far, just about half a mile and back. The idea is to get my body back into thinking it's fitter than I know it actually is, to fool the brain, I hope. I shall get fit for this memorable event, to raise cash for Cancer. I've given it a capital letter because it's a formidable disease. That has claimed several members of my family and my best friend, who I shall be running for on the day. I shall give it my all, run with the knowledge that it can take any of us at any time. I shall give it 110% attention. So this is for everyone. To be honest with you I actually have to admit I miss running. I gave it up after the London Marathon due to major surgery on my foot. I'm coming out of retirement, sounds like I'm past it already, I'm not, of that I can assure you. So I'll keep you all posted with the progress of my running regime, injuries? I hope not.

9 comments:

Jackie Adshead said...

Well done, and I hope you continue with your running. You obviously love it!

Indigo said...

Thanks Jackie.. out of little steps become great athletes, although I think Paula Radcliffe's safe from me Lol. Lands End to John o groats next I don't think, but you never know.

nitebyrd said...

Good for you! This is a great thing you are doing. I'll send a prayer to the Goddess that you stay injury free and run with joy.

Indigo said...

A big THANK YOU for your prayer nitebyrd, just been for a run... didn't get run over or struck by lightening..it poured down,, but I'll dry..!

Flowering Jasmine said...

Love your dedication. Hats off to you and a big good luck. x

Indigo said...

Fowering Jasmine, what a lovely name.. and thankyou for your suuport, just off for a run in this strong gusty wind, or maybe flying..! Lol x

Indigo said...

I'm sorry I spelt your name wrong.. Flowering Jasmine.. that's better.;-)

Flowering Jasmine said...

I like 'Fowering', made me smile!!

Indigo said...

'fowering' is good if it made you :-) x