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Monday, 19 October 2015

An open letter to the friend who asked me to run a marathon...

First up, good on YOU for gearing up for better health and fitness. Also, thank you for the invitation (and motivation) to join you on your quest to run a mighty marathon!
 
Wanna know something?

I see people running and I give them a mental fist bump and a quiet, ‘Right on!!'. I ponder the concept that I too could enjoy and be a regular runner. After all, you only need a good pair of shoes (and a reliable over the shoulder boulder holder) and you’re on your way. Cheap, easy, effective...I could have the heart and lungs of Phar Lap and the body of a Goddess in a few short weeks!

But the fact is, I’m not designed for running.
 
I’m slow and heavy...like an elephant - and I don’t mean that in a self deprecating way. I think I’m tops! Fact is, I’ve seen elderly women and small children walk faster than I do. Seriously, how? Their legs are SO much shorter than mine.

So, if you need someone to cruise along beside you in a support vehicle bellowing words of encouragement down a megaphone (I have one!) – I’M YOUR GIRL. Otherwise, I’ll see you on the yoga mat for a post run stretch sometime soon.
 
Loving you, loving me...TLT x

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