After a break last year, I will in September do my favourite half marathon – the Great North Run – for the sixth time. As my Skechers running shoes from 2011 just gave up, I acquired a pair of Skechers GoRun Ride. I have not run particularly far with them yet, no more than 2.5 kilometres to be precise. This is mainly because running around a compound is incredibly dull.
I am hoping to step up my running when I get to Stockholm. Running freely has not exactly been possible in Libya. I am sure I would have had to run for the wrong reasons should I have ventured out in the Tripoli suburbs in the evening!
Since I did the first Great North Run in 2007, I have promised myself to do a full marathon before I turn 30. This means I need to sign up for one before September next year. I went online earlier today to see what is available. After having surfed the web for inspiration, I settled for the Vancouver Marathon. It is a point to point race, and I have always wanted to visit Vancouver.
So, May 2014 it is.