Thought I'd join in the fun now that my marathon training plan has kicked in. 8 slow miles on Sunday - quite happy to have managed fairly even pace when it's downhill out and uphill back (although nothing alpine), and it's the longest run for nearly 3 years!
Plan this year is Inverness half, Stirling, Fort William and Loch Ness, with a couple of 10ks thrown in just for fun Big birthday this year, and the logistics/cost of an overseas marathon put me off, so 3 Scottish ones it is!
StewartC - I think we have been trading flowers on Fetchpoint
I've entered 2 marathons and a half for this year so far.
£28.50 for the half, £48 and £55 for the marathons. I've another marathon to enter which is £45.
£49 for a half seems steep, and the British 10k at £50 was just laughable (but it was better value than the London Marathon, and soooo much better organised, and the London Marathon people were crooks, and you got to see so many London landmarks and Michael wotsisface was wunnerful even though he was uncontactable and..and...and...)
On the plus side I've spent most of my life feeling somewhat apart from people. I used to think it was my deficiency, my reality failing me. I'm gradually persuaded it's probably them.
I've posted this before, but it seems apt:
And then he realized why he was thinking like this.
It was because he wanted there to be conspirators. It was much better to imagine men in some smoky room somewhere, made mad and cynical by privilege and power, plotting over the brandy. You had to cling to this sort of image, because if you didn’t then you might have to face the fact that bad things happened because ordinary people, the kind who brushed the dog and told their children bedtime stories, were capable of going out and doing horrible things to other ordinary people. It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone’s fault. If it was Us, what did that make Me? After all, I’m one of Us. I must be. I’ve certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We’re always one of Us. It’s Them that do the bad things.