Running Smoothly…Or Not…

On Monday, I fully intended to go for my next run.

Unfortunately, I found an interesting 1979 Datsun 260z in my home town. Naturally, I had to go and test drive it. Sadly, it left no room for running… It did, however, set a trend for the next few days…

On Tuesday, I also intended to do my run. Work, however, took me to Weston-Super-Mare, to write a story about an Olympic Trampolinist.

As it happened – would you believe – I had spotted another Datsun (a 1977 260z 2+2) based in Gloucester. On my way home, therefore, it was no trouble to stop in a see it… Again, I didn’t get home in time to run…

Today, I fully intended to go for a run. Once again, however, I spotted a lovely car – this time a red 1978 MG BGT – a few miles out of town…so I went and drove that instead…

Tomorrow I will do my run! I will! I promise!

The bottom line is that I don’t have a choice. The Wycombe Half Marathon is on the 17th of July…24 days from now. Given that I will rest and carb-load for around 5 days, that only gives me 19 days to go from struggling to complete 10km to running 21km at a good pace.

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Can it be done? Of course it can. The ‘sport’ thing is totally overrated…

It will either to 10km or 15km, depending on how brave I feel.

About the Author
Ed Gamester is a silly man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is the harbinger of Ghost Squad, singer of Gay Bum and author of A Rum Run Awry. He fights, kills and dies for TV and films, and gallivants around the place wrestling, drinking and lifting things for glory and profit. Where Ed treads, there stamp the boots of the Guild. Ed does not wear glasses, but feels this photograph makes him look more intelligent and artistically talented than he is. Feel free to contact him: he is disappointingly affable.

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