I’m not a natural runner. I’m reasonably fit given that I spend most of the day sat in my chair, mainly due to the fact I’ll always walk rather than drive if it is possible, but I’m one of my gym’s best members – pay every month and rarely use the facilities.
When I do run I look like a twit. I managed to avoid most sport at school and concentrated on dance, yet I become bizarrely uncoordinated when running, as if I’ve suddenly been blessed with additional arms and legs to keep in check.
Given the above two pieces of information, it may surprise you to know that I’ve signed up to do a 10K run on October 14th. However the cause is The Prince’s Trust, and I may never have started edgeofmyseat.com had it not been for the Trust’s support, so I think I owe it to them to get out of my chair and round the course, trying to raise some funds – and maybe get a bit fitter in the process.
I ran 4K during a fight with a treadmill in the gym today and am still alive but I have some way to go if I’m actually going to run the full 10K in October. Advice from the athletically-inclined appreciated – or go to JustGiving to sponsor me.