I haven't reported my weight accurately either (due to my 'scales not working in new house due to uneven floors' excuse) but I'm perfectly well aware that my fitness issue is partially a fatness issue! In fact, I too am running better now that I have lost a few pounds gained over the cold, dark winter. Who needs training?
I would take the piss out of the fear of butterflies, but I'm afraid of bananas so I can't really.
I've just been marshalling at the Hill of Tarvit race, which is race #2 in the 5-race series the Tour of Fife, taking place in different scenic locations around Fife on consecutive nights. My job was to sit next to a stile at the bottom of a ludicrously steep, cambered hill covered in long grass, and direct the runners over it. I also got to see them run up the hill, and it was a toss-up which direction looked like less fun.
Before that I did a session that involved running round and round a pond on some annoying soft grass, having to make the loops bigger to avoid angering a nesting swan. I didn't really enjoy it. Luckily I have been instructed to write, in detail, about whether or not I liked each session in my training diary. So this week I will have plenty to say.
Ouch! If you read back I think I was pretty balanced about it, actually, when I said I thought it might be worth it if the OP wanted to take advantage of the coaching offer. Which is still what I think. And I just said 'the only thing that puts me off', which was supposed to suggest that maybe all the other things about it didn't put me off. Some of your clubmates who have posted above seem very nice.