Current total raised – £1,387.22
Target total – £2,000
Oh the hubris. Last week, I boasted about running over 14 miles without serious pain. Since then I have had a high fever and the sensation of a throat full of angry wasps looking to vent their fury on my tonsils. My training schedule is inching out of the window.
If I can even move this weekend, do I run the 15 miles that I should have run last Sunday or take on the Crystal Palace 10k that I was due to race in?
My wife got me on the phone with renowned fitness expert Nicki Waterman on Monday and she suggested to try to get those 15 miles under my belt and go from there. She says that I’ll benefit from the enforced rest and she’s also got me on Multibionta and Vitamin C supplements. Should I have checked the contents against the IAAF’s banned list of substances? My Olympic dreams could be in jeopardy.
The key now is to avoid getting ill again. One website suggests constant hand washing and avoiding contact with children; apparently kids are to blame for all these winter maladies. It is true that my two boys were suffering similar symptoms only days before I succumbed, but can I really ignore them for the next eight weeks? Does Paula Radcliffe quarantine herself away in the shed prior to race day? I’m going to have to count on these magic Vitamin C and Multibionta supplements.
Never having been an avid runner or fitness fanatic, I’m itching to get the running shoes on again. As far as pounding the roads and pavements goes, I think I’m hooked. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be on my way again.
I’ve now raised nearly £1,400 for Save the Children. Please help me to reach my target of £2,000.
Chris Crowe is running for Save the Children. To donate, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Christopher-Crowe1
Chris Crowe, TheKnowList editor