History Is Made By Those That Turn Up
My problem is that I’ve always been good at everything - I don’t mean the best, world-class, elite. No, just naturally better than most at most stuff, or good enough to satisfy my own low standards. Whichever comes first.
So my real problem is applying myself, bettering myself, actually working at something to see an improvement. This is why I’ve never learned to play a musical instrument - it needs practice and work. And why my parents have a folder full of school reports with the words “Could do better” written on them somewhere.
But I’ve turned over a new leaf. Which means doing the right thing (geddit?)
Tonight’s programme was for a run with the North Shields Poly - on past form, 45 - 60 minutes of hard work, and graft that you might call interval training. The trouble was that I didn’t go last week - having my legs all scabby & bruised made it not seem like a good idea. If I had, I’d have been told that there was no training session tonight, as there was a grand prix race on.
Still, at least I wasn’t the only one wondering why the clubhouse was empty. In the end, three of us went for a mid-paced run down through Whitley Bay, and along Tynemouth Long Sands beach.
OK, so strictly speaking, I did miss a training session with the club. But I did at least turn up this time.
- Type: Run
- Date: 02/12/2008
- Time: 14:54:25
- Total Time: 00:40:00.00
- Distance: 5.5 miles
- Average Pace: 7:16.36/mile