Thursday, 25 August 2011



MY BACK HURTS! It really hurts. It hurts to sit, it hurts to stand and it hurts to laugh…fortunately it doesn’t hurt to grumble since this is what I have spent most of today doing.   With only four weeks to go until ‘HM’ day (that’s half marathon day for those of you who were wondering) my lower back has given up the ghost. To be fair, I’m impressed that it has lasted this long but running long distances followed by sleeping on the floor whilst camping has finished me off. I need ibruprofen, I need an ice pack, I need gin and I need counselling- in that exact order.  
Because I am literally obsessed with all things running and I need to feel like I am at least doing something , this is my ‘non-running running blog.’ Hopefully your normal service will soon be resumed. What better opportunity to continue with the world renowned ‘A-Z’ of running. According to my scientific calculations (which involved me looking through previous blogs) we are up to D…

‘I love running’ A-Z
‘I hate running and wish that I had never signed up for this madness’ A-Z
Delicious male runners
You’re half way through a 10 mile run, you’re hot, sweaty and sticky. Suddenly a hallucination of pure perfection approaches you: six foot three, dark haired, designer stubble…you get the picture. He’s gorgeous. You straighten your shoulders, instantly energised (and have a cheeky look at his bum as he burns past you- nice!) Running certainly has its perks!
Delicious male runners
I forgot to mention that your face is the colour of beetroot and your hair is jutting our at random angles. You are also wearing spandex and a fanny pack. Can you see how fast that delicious male is running? That’s because he’s terrified of you!
They are awesome! They make you feel high in a completely legal way (although I still maintain that short shorts should be made illegal). Do be warned though that they are addictive, which leads nicely onto…
…Enthusiasm. You’ll be dripping with it, unfortunately, not everyone shares your love for the noble sport. Don’t be offended if people run away when they see you coming

Happy times x

1 comment:

  1. Nice post Kelly. I really hope your back starts cooperating with you soon!