Monday, 5 July 2010

Going long

If you had said to me a year ago "Egg, why don't you do a marathon?", chances are I would have laughed in your face and promptly shoved a cookie in your mouth to stop you from spouting more of this nonsense. Actually no that's a complete lie, I would have walked away and eaten the cookie myself.. Right now I'm feeling so good about running that someone needs to take away my laptop and my credit card so that I don't enter every race that will have me! Why am I feeling so good? Well, I shall tell you.. tonight I did my first ever run that broke the 10 mile barrier. 10.12 if you want to be precise (and I do). I feel absolutely elated and frankly I can't believe that my heart, lungs and legs are still supporting me in this healthy quest of mine. That half marathon in September is appearing more and more achievable by the day and who knows what will come after that. The running race world is my oyster! It really is incredible how much can change in twelve months. In a years time I will probably (and hopefully!) look back and think "Eggy, 10 miles is nothing, pah! A mere training run!" but right now it's the best thing ever and if you saw me you would struggle to wipe the grin off my face. Now I'm going to ice the legs and get ready for whatever tomorrow has to bring. I did 10 miles, I can pretty much do anything! Woohooo!

1 comment:

  1. Egg
    Well done! What an achievement! You must feel so proud?
    Just make sure you're taking those rest days

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