I've been running. Twice. In two days. And really enjoyed it.
And now I just read this (and coincidentally, I've read this and this in the last couple of weeks and really enjoyed both). And I remembered what a buzz it was, even though I wasn't really fit enough to do it. Even though it was horrible and torturous, too.
So I just preregistered so I get an email when the ballot opens. I don't want to do it for charity again this time; I love raising money, but it puts so much pressure on to raise a certain amount and to do the race, even if you're not really fit enough. But if I can get my own place, I'll be there like a shot. And if I don't get a place for that? There are other half marathons around. I'll get into one of them.
And I hope they run the North Tyneside 10k again for 2009. I missed the 2008 race for various reasons and 2009 will be the day after my birthday if it happens - but what the hey. I'll just run off my hangover. I've preregistered for the Great Women's Run in Sunderland too, and do you know what? There's a Valentines 10k at Gosforth Park in Newcastle on, you guessed it, Valentines Day. *goes off to register*
I really do seem to have found my mojo again. I've been clearing the house; dealing with things and filing and shredding. I've been running twice. I've baked. I've caught up on sleep owed. I sent an email yesterday that was nearly 6 months late - but who cares, I sent it and it was appreciated. I've been losing my taste for sugary food and craving the healthier stuff. I've not done any coursework yet, but that's coming.
I feel like life is doable again, finally.
I don't have any new year's resolutions yet. But I seem to be starting on them early this year.
(I said I wasn't going to post again before Christmas, didn't I? Ah well. I think this post deserved breaking that resolution!)
(I just read this, too, and it made me cry. David Almond is one of my favourite writers.)