Having signed up to participate in this year's Great North Run, with just over two months to train for the event, I wonder whether it is reasonable to expect that I'd be able to run a sub two hour half marathon.
Although I've not run since late 2011, I've still remained active by swimming 3-4 times per week, to ensure I've kept the weight off in addition to eating a largely healthy diet.
This time a year ago, I used to run 3 times per week and could complete a 10k run in approximately 40 minutes, so I wonder if it's an unreasonable expectation to finish a half marathon in under two hours?
When I've returned to running in years gone by, it has never taken me long to return to a decent level, given that I've remained active when not running, so I'm hoping on this occasion it'll be no different.
I've also got a German Shepherd, who's three and a half years old.
She doesn't bat an eyelid when we pick up her walking lead. However, whenever I pick up the blue flexible lead I put on her when she comes running with me, she spins on the spot, which is fun, especially when trying to attach it to her collar.
When I run, she comes with me every other day, covering between three and seven miles, depending upon the type of run I'm going out for.
Regardless of the distance, however, when we return home she's always there, tennis ball in mouth, expecting me to throw it up the garden for her, while I perform my stretches.
I may be knackered, but her unrelenting enthusiasm for a game of fetch knows no bounds, regardless of the outside temperature.