Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:06
I haven't been participating in this thread for a while now. I have been adjusting to a change in lifestyle which involves little computer use. Mainly I have been running after my kids and building a new fence.
I've just filled in the online withdrawal for VLM. My periostitis is back and my whole right leg has a problem. Running sends me into pain after modest distance. I have no intention to run Comrades 2014 either.
I have always drunk too much alcohol since my young days. I could stop in September 2008 and then started again in July 2012. Running has helped me a lot to overcome and replace one addiction with another. When I need it most, running cannot happen.
My mother-in-law is in the final stages of her cancer. My wife has been there a week already and I would take both children there tomorrow for at least 3 weeks.
Despite the pain I would run Parkrun today with my son and push my daughter in the push-chair. It will be run/walk anyway. The next serious target for me would be Comrades 2015 (Up run) to avenge the suffering of the 2013 Up run.
Happy Running All