Ran first 10km for a long time and ran into a friend!

Despite not being (sure about) being accepted to run in the marathon yet, decided I had to get a bit fitter anyways and at least 'wake up my legs' so to speak, so went for a 10km run over the common. It's been a couple of months since my last run and probably a year since I ran a real 10k. Luckily as I'm blessed with supreme athleticism as well as good looks, I hoped I'd be able to cover the distance still. There was a light rain when I set out at about 3:30pm and wearing my finest track suit bottoms and green army cap I set out. By the time I got to the common it was getting rather dark. I happened to run past a couple holding hands and caught a sense of a glance from then, as it turned out, incredibly it was my friend Kathryn whom I hadn't seen in a while. I should point out it's more amazing she spotted me in that army hat than anything else, perhaps it was my distinctive running style of something. Anyways had a nice chat with her and caught up a bit…and after being inspired by that I finished the 10k in around about 50mins, which was surprising since it's been so long, even did a major sprint at the end.

When I got home, I had some food and with leg muscles starting to kick in, I immediately headed down David Lloyd (where I've conveniently signed up for their December £5 12 day membership) and happily made full use of their sauna, steam room and jacuzzi spa, to relieve my now 'woken up' legs! :P

Rainforest Trust send me London Marathon email!

Got an email today from the Rainforest Trust about London Marathon places – "would you like to run it for us?" – they're some charity I ran a 5km round Battersea Park for (well my friend Dom and his wife Pip asked me if I'd like to run it and I said yes) and a 10km for them a couple of years ago round Finsbury Park. Anyways I replied and said Yes I'd be interested. Wonder what will happen now…:)