So, somewhere between my last blog entry and this I made a rather rash and hasty decision to up my challenge of last year and start running again.
Last year I ran the 5K race for life, uphill (yes, please note that !!) at Holyrood. Now, much as sibling rivalry gets me down in my own daily life sometimes, there is a lot for that gentle undercurrent of competion.
Not to feel overshadowed by my younger sis I decided to join her and a friend and up the ante.
So, it's now all systems go as we prepare in earnest for the 10K Bupa Great Race in May.
Funnily enough, I've gone from not cherishing the thought of getting out to run, to absolutely adoring my "quiet time" pounding the streets, just me and my iPod.
I'm now managing a steady 6K just about every other day, which amazes me. I'm feeling so much fitter and I'm aiming to up it by a 1/2 k or more each time over the next few weeks.
I actually wish I'd started this years ago, particularly when we were living in the States. Running along the beach front certainly outdoes pacing on grey streets in grey weather.
Anyway, to up the stakes even further I'm running for Tommy's so, if you feel you could donate something to the cause, anything would be really appreciated. Perhaps you could donate per km or donate per molecule of fat that my arse is going to lose (hopefully!)