On September 8th I’m competing in the South London 5k Run, to raise money for the Brainstrust charity.
Those who know me well will be shocked by this. For my entire adult life I have shunned outdoor exercise. I only exercise at all in order to prevent myself expanding into some sort of blimplike creature, which can easily happen at my age when you like food as much as I do.
Our Haus is equipped with a treadmill, positioned in front of a wall-mounted TV for optimal viewing of Sky and Netflix.
Why would I venture outdoors, and be forced to deal with the horror of these elements?
- uneven surfaces
I always feel sorry for the poor people I see running around Clapham Common. I assume they cannot afford their own treadmill.
Gyms are almost as unpleasant as the outdoors:
- r&b music
- sweaty strangers
- queuing to use machines
- annoying staff
- high cost and inflexible contracts
However, I am prepared to venture outdoors just this once, in order to raise some money for Brainstrust. This charity provides a great service for brain tumour sufferers and their families, and have given us much needed advice and support over the past few months.
Preparing for the run will also help to ensure that I can still fit into my wedding dress in 6 weeks time without the aid of a corset, so it serves a dual purpose.
If you would like to support me with a small donation, here is my JustGiving page.