On one hand, it’s kinda nice. I feel like I’m part of a large group of lunatics who like to inflict pain on themselves, albeit for a good cause. However, on the other hand, I want them all to go away so I can have my running route to myself again. I guess I could just switch back to morning running when there are always fewer people about. But then I’d have to quit my bitching. I’m not sure I like that option.
The road ahead
Over the past couple of days I’ve been putting together my race schedule for the spring. Sadly, all the races seem to be concentrated in May. Eh, I’ll live. Here’s what I’ve got so far
- April 10 – Bath Beat (21 mile option)
- May 2 – race that shall not be named (4 miles, London)
- May 9 – Blenheim 7K
- May 23 – Edinburgh marathon
The more astute of you may have noticed I didn’t name the second race. I’m a bit reluctant to do so since the race is months away and I’ll just be getting you excited now for nothing. Ah, f*ck it, I like torturing you guys. I’m running this race on May 2nd. You can thank me in the comments.
And if I have the time, funds and inclination....and if you’re very, very good to me, I’ll even consider running this race in June. But I’m gonna need a lot of incentive, people. You’ve been warned.
Depending on how well Edinburgh goes for me and if I’ve made significant strides towards completing my dissertation, I’d like to run a marathon in the fall. So far my options include the following:
- Robin Hood marathon (Nottingham – Sept 12)
- Berlin marathon (Sept 26)
- Loch Ness marathon (Oct 3)
- Venice marathon (Oct 24)
- Athens marathon (Oct 31)
Okay, folks, that’s it for me. Happy hump day to you all.