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Run, Fatboy, Run

I went out on Saturday night with some friends, to eat another one of those curries that I told you about. One of the group had recently done the London Marathon. Inevitably, during the evening, he got barraged with questions on the event.

I am a curious person. I can run, but I am not a runner. Those that know my physique know why this statement is very true indeed.

Nonetheless, there are lots of runs that take place that aren't marathons. You can bet, as sure as eggs is a poultry-based non-dichotomy that I could not run 26 miles.

But I could run a lot less.... (duh)

Most times I go running, I run about 2.5 - 3.0 miles and with a bit of training, I could build that up. Given some time and a bit of persistence, this could be something more. For example, should a quarter-marathon exist (6.5 miles), this would be the ideal thing to aim for.

I might even finish it. Who knows?

So, my friend has truly planted the seed. I'm going to go away and have a ponder. Having a goal would be a good thing - and at the same time there would be benefits for my regular ju-jitsu training. I'm off to do a bit of research. If something of about six or seven miles around September-time existed, that would be just the thing to aim for.

I'll keep you posted.
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