I’ve only been running for a couple of years but have truly caught the bug. I love the freedom of doing something that you can start and stop where and when you like (unless you’re in a race of course). I also appreciate a sport that you don’t need a pile of equipment for, and the dog enjoys coming along to – multitasking, what could be better. It’s also one activity, as an adult at least where you can justify coming home dirty, wet and covered in sweat. I love the energy it gives me and how I’m less stressed since I started.
I have run a few 10k races, and some half marathons – including Geneva last year, where –I’m proud to say, I raised over 1,500 euros for les petits princes, a charity that makes dreams come true for terminally ill children.
This year, May 6th to be precise I’m running the Geneva marathon, eek – that’s a very long way, this time I’ll be raising money for courir ensemble, a local charity that raises money to finance craft, culture and sporting activities for children with cancer.
I’ve learnt two things since I started running, the first is that you can spot a runner, because they call it running, not jogging.
The second is that it’s really boring for the non-converted, so I’ll stop going on about it now.