Well I've gone and done it now. After much procrastination I have taken the plunge and entered the Lakeland 50 and hopefully by the end of July next year I shall be able to call myself an ultra marathon runner.
For anyone who is interested I am writing a blog about my journey from 5k to ultra marathon at;
Although it is mainly there as a reminder to me why I am doing it and what I hope to achieve I also hope that other first timers can empathise with it and we can support each other through the months ahead until we join the ultra club.
I have been floating around reading up on ultras wondering whether a social runner who has only run up to half marathons could take the step up. I have found the response to any questions I have had have been amazing from the ultra community. During the process of weighing up if I had such an event in me I started to put my thoughts down on paper (tablet). Now that I have decided to put my name in the hat I have decided to put these ramblings into a blog (something that I have never done and never dreamed I would do).
Please don't feel obliged to read this as it is as much for my benefit as anybody else's. If you do have any interest then I hope that it reminds the more experienced about taking their first steps into the ultrasphere and if there are any other potential first timers then perhaps we can hold each other's hands through the experience. If you do have any interest then apparently follow my adventure over the coming months by clicking 'follow' at the bottom of the front page.
So that's what has happened to my trees, I knew something was wrong with them!
Since that is the case then there could only be one thing that could possibly take my mind off this disaster as well......