One of the best ideas from the training session at The Alzheimer’s Society in London, a couple of weeks ago, was to end every week by pulling out three positives. That way, the thinking goes, when you’re approaching the big day and full of the maranoia, you can look back over your training journal and pull out all the wonderful things the whole marathon process has given you…. so far. I like this idea, a lot. So here is my first review of positives over the first month of training, and I’ll do it weekly from now on.
*** I have run a lot of miles. Far more than I would have thought I was capable of, a month ago. 63.03 miles this month…
*** I narrowly avoided the vicious attack of a crazed, escaped wild animal
*** I had a wonderful time running through London – the most fun solo long run I’ve done so far!
*** I have giggled and gossiped through runs with friends (my next door neighbour, and my colleague Matt)
*** I have practised hills till my thighs want to divorce me, but as a result I have conquered the bastard hill I live on, and hills are rubbish compared to me!!!
*** I met some lovely people, some of whom will also be running Brighton Marathon with me
*** I discovered waterproof socks!! Get some, people! They will change your life!
*** I have raised £367.72 for the Alzheimer’s Society so far, and I’m moved to tears by some of your lovely comments. Thank you all!!