I am a fool.
I am deluded.
I am in pain.
When my son and his partner asked if I'd join them on a 10km run - the Guiseley Gallop - on Easter Sunday - I said yes.
And actually sounded enthusiastic!!! What an idiot.
I DO like running - on pavement in Florida in the early morning listening to Robbie Williams on my MP3 player.
I do not like running in mud, through forest, up hills, next to sewage treatment plants and on uneven ground.
But I did it. I walked up a couple of the hills but made it back in one hour fifteen. Not bad for a decrepit person of indeterminate age who hasn't run more than about four miles on Highway 27 in Clermont.
But am I paying for it. My running shoes were full of blood, I've no skin on either heel and the muscles in my calves and thighs - arrghghghghgh.
But I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yippeee.