So… I’ll be lining up for the 2014 Royal Parks Half-Marathon a little before 9am this Sunday. Think of me, while you’re safely wrapped up in your duvet or sipping a lovely cup of coffee. While I’m hoping for dry weather, I’m hoping even more that I can get through the race unscathed.
It’ll be my first since last year’s knee surgery, so I’m taking a “slow and steady” approach to getting through it all.
Last weekend’s 15km run through Victoria Park was bliss. I really hit my stride, got into a lovely rhythm and could have kept on going for miles. No soreness and only minor stiffness the following morning. It was all better in a matter of hours after waking up. So I’m pretty confident I’ll get through it all in one piece.
As ever, I’m running to support my friends at Epilepsy Action. These guys do great work to demystify the most common neurological condition affecting people in the UK today. They provide guidance and advice to people diagnosed with epilepsy, their families and carers. In short, they’re great!
So, if you have a few pounds that you can spare – and mindful that we all get lots of similar requests these days – you can sponsor this 21.5km run through London’s parks knowing that the money will be going towards something really positive.
I’ll share my experience on Sunday, and – if you’re very lucky – some photos!