I have emailed Parkrun about this now and got sent a list of "things to read if you are thinking of setting up a Parkrun". I would really like to make contact with others who are interested, I mentioned this to Parkrun but they just sent the standard info. From my experience with Beavers if I step up to the line I will let it take over my life and I don't want it to take over my life. I am quite happy to go most weeks, and quite happy to volunteer more often than running and put some time into setting up a route etc, and even have a teenage son who has started volunteering as part of his Duke of Edinburgh, but I want to do it as part of a team and I don't know anyone.
Ha ha, apart from encountering at least four other people running round the village this morning, maybe I should ask them, but they might not be very happy having their morning run disturbed!
The Telford run director, bless him, quite put me off saying what a huge commitment it was at first but now he had a team he could take a week off now and again if he really wanted to!
Killing someone is quite specific really. And what about the expression "I could have throttled her" or "I could shoot him sometimes", that's very specific if you take it literally but not likely to get the police called.
Odd thing that occurs to me reading all that is that it is fairly acceptable to say "I could kill those baggage handlers" and certainly "I could murder a big mac" but not "I'd like to rape the baggage handlers". Why is that?
I once did a talk in a village called Old, only to find that half the audience had gone to the neighbouring village where they had an Old Village Hall. Something like that, anyway. I was pregnant at the time and ended up more confused than them.
And also, and I'm quite upset about this still, this evening I had booked my teenage son to go to a talk at the local library about Tolkien, and then forgot about it. It was only £1, but he would have really liked it, and it made it worse that I remembered halfway through so he could have rushed down, but he didn't think it was worth it so I had to sit there gnashing my teeth. I have been remembering this all week, it was on the calendar, I even paid upfront at the library this morning when we went in, and then - phit, it's gone out of my head. Stupid woman.
Must not forget to take him to the cinema to see David Tennant play Richard II on Tuesday. Must NOT!