I was at my cousin’s house last weekend and flicked through a copy of "The Cool Impossible", her husband said he’d briefly read it, there were some interesting running philosophies and that I should I take it home with me and read it.
I brought it home with me, read it over the course of the next two days and genuinely thought I’d found the answer to my recurring running injuries and problems (more of these later). For the first time in a very long time, I feel genuinely inspired.
Having re-read the sections I’d previously skimmed through and I’ve decided that this is make or break, this new approach is either going to get me back into running, or confirm what my GP has previously told me and accept that I’m simply not suited to distance running. I would have to give up on something I’ve grown to love over the last few years, consigning my shoes, shorts and shirt to the bin and my running career to history.
I’ve decided to rigorously follow Eric’s programme and philosophy, and since it’s going to be a major departure from my current MO, I thought I would also do something else for the first time….. write a blog.
I will share my journey, my thoughts, my experiences and my progress, starting from scratch and referencing Eric’s book, instructions and techniques, and ending up, well, who knows…
Along this journey, through the comments and feedback that you are kind enough to provide, I hope I can answer your questions, seek your advice and share an experience with anyone going through, thinking of going through, or having already gone through the journey that lies ahead.