So… the Big House Big Heart run was today.  I was pretty sure that I wasn’t going to be running any of it as it was BUCKETING down rain from the time I woke up until the time I arrived at the Stadium.  It did manage to slack down to a generally annoying drizzle as I waited for the start, but considering my general agility level, running in the rain seemed like a bad idea…

… and I’m… what?… three weeks into my training for a 5k?  Clearly not ready yet…

…but it did stop raining as we took off, and well… it’s hard not to run when so many (thousands) are running, so I went with the run a minute/walk a minute… run a block/ walk a block methodology throughout.  Figure I managed to run at least a mile, but well shy of two.

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It was fun though.  It’s always fun when your doing some sort of athletic event with so many other people.  I’m more used to the cycling events where I can hold my own, but this was good too.  I’m sure I’ll be doing many more of them, and of course, my first “post-training/you have to run the whole thing” will be the Dexter-Ann Arbor run.  That’s the one where I’m trying to raise a few quid for Motts Children’s hospital (and lose a few stone from my arse).  Have you considered tossing a few pence towards a worthy cause?  If so, click here.  I (and the children) would be ever so grateful!

As I stare at this picture, I notice that I am wearing an impossibly baggy shirt (2 sizes too big at least) and standing in a pose that absolutely hides my torso from any critical dietary analysis.  It’s not actually intentional, but it is what it is.  Chris keeps asking to see a pic, so here you go.  Still fat, but melting bit by bit.  I’m a bit concerned about the growing sag of skin under my chin.  A gobbler is never a good look.  Going to have to figure out how to tighten that up.  Scotch tape, maybe?