So an update. What’s been happening?
Well, I went out for my first run in about four years. I managed just over 5k, in just under the time I used to run 10k (40mins – I could never get below that 40 min barrier, and it still riles me), but the important thing for me was that I got out and ran again. And I loved every painful minute of it. I even loved the stiffness in my legs that lasted three days and made getting out of a chair an event in itself. I plan to continue with it. I don’t think I’ll ever see a sub 40 minute 10k, but then again, I’m doing it for me, and as long as I stay away from clubs and races, there’s no pressure to compete with myself other than running that bit faster and that bit further.
I’ve also had three fantastic days up at Inverness, which we’d never visited before. We packed a lot in, including trips to Culloden and Urquhart Castle, which at the moment is possibly my favourite place on the face of the earth.
Back in Glasgow, and yesterday we visited the Tramway in Glasgow to see an exhibition of art from prisons, state hospitals, and secure units. It’s superb. There’s a lot of talent behind bars. If you’re in the area and get the chance, it’s called Release, and is worth checking out.