I sit here to begin my next blog entry whilst The Wife is out with friends enjoying half price champagne at the Horseshoes and having ticked off day 2 of Juneathon!
A combination of a late finish at work and the apprehension of stepping up to running every day means I have played safe and repeated my swift 3km route from yesterday. It gives my legs a chance to get used to running so frequently whilst at the same time trying to teach them to go a bit quicker!
As part of my 800km challenge I’d like to raise the bar and beat my 10k PB. There’s some pride at stake too – I’m running in the Thame 10k later this month along with a whole swathe of my wife’s family, all of whom are or have been much better runners than I, and as I can’t ever switch off my competitive spirit I’d like to hold my own amongst them! I’ve also got an added fundraising incentive: my MD has offered do double his £50 sponsorship pledge if I manage to beat 45 minutes in an official 10k. And if I also complete a marathon.
He likes to set stretching targets but a marathon is whole different kettle of fish!
We’ll see what happens. I am encouraged by improving on yesterday’s time, albeit by just a couple of seconds, but it’s improvement all the same. The boulder has begun to gather some pace – let’s hope I can cling on to the momentum of Juneathon and tick off some of my goals.
Thanks for reading.