Earlier this month, I posted about Mo Farah’s pledge to move from Metres to Miles in 2014, and how I was considering running my first marathon, too.
Well I’ve only gone and done it. I’ve signed up for The Loch Ness Marathon this September! Eeek!
I thought: this is the year. It’s the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It’s the Year of Homecoming across Scotland. Mo’s stepping up the distance. And I signed up!
There was something extra special about signing up for this race: it’s the first race I’ve signed up for in my married name- since I’ll be an ‘auld married wummin’ by then! That was exciting, too!
Be prepared to be very bored with my marathon chat, folks! 😉
So, it may still be January, and freezing outside for many of you. But I’m already looking towards late summer!
Already, I have my summer holidays all authorised at work, so I can now look forward to a few trips. 🙂
I’ve also been mooching around various running sites, lining up potential races.
So far, I’ve entered the ballot for places in the Great North Run:
I watched last year’s race, wishing I was there! I know it’s always over subscribed, so I’ll just have to wait and see if I’m lucky 😉
I’m also still considering the Loch Ness Marathon, and I am definitely leaning towards entering it…. I just haven’t actually committed to it….. yet!
Back in the present, this evening I’ve done my plank-a-day, my squat challenge and some rowing. Gosh, it feels great to be back to it!
Have you signed up for any late summer races yet?
Evening all: I’m just dropping by with a quick question to all of my super-knowledgeable friends, during my short visit home from Portavadie and before yet another busy weekend. We have our family Secret Santa day tomorrow!
I need a holiday!
Those of you who are fans will have seen that, for Mo Farah, 2014 is about moving from metres to miles.
In 2014, Mo will run a marathon.
Now, the question I have is: can I do the same?
I’ve been eyeing up The Loch Ness Marathon for some time, following some twitter encouragement from @pt_steveb . I must admit, I am seriously tempted. But, can this serial short-distance jogger of 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons step up and do the big one?
This picture, from The Perth Kilt Run’s Facebook page, are of two tartan-clad mascots meeting for the first time :
The handsome mascot dressed in red is the brilliantly named Hairy MacKilty, he is the mascot for www.perthkiltrun.co.uk/ I’ve signed up for this 5k race and can’t wait to join many others in breaking the world record for the number of kilted runners! This event is open to all, with a day full of fun and entertainment planned- including music from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers!
The mascot on the left is the über-cute Baxterbear. He is an adventurous bear indeed, whose mission is to provide positive support to various good causes. He started off his adventures as a WWII reconnaissance co-pilot, and he continues to provide support to people who need it today. You can read more about his many adventures at worldofbaxterbear.com
Baxterbear was on-hand with Hairy MacKilty to support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, who are one of the main fundraising partners of the Perth Kilt Run.
Tartan rocks! 😀
picture courtesy of http://www.facebook.com/thekiltrun