Live to Run, Run to Live

The story so far; when I was a kid I was pretty damn good at athletics but someone put paid to the enthusiasm, remember Mr Trudd?  he was the teacher who loved to batter the ‘less able.’ By the time I was eighteen I was travelling and diving with ‘The Master’ you’ll have to go back to the ‘So I Left Home’ series if you’re curious , but it was ‘he’ who got me back into running, albeit only to improve lung capacity. I nearly took it seriously again when I was thirty something, but as always the facilitation of life intervened so I was a part time lover runner (that was Stevie Wonder) Then again mid fifties the urge struck again and I developed a calf injury that has taken five years to sort. Now I am determined nothing is going to stop us now (that was Starship). AHH, but where is your inspiration you old fool, I hear you cry. It’s right here:

The British Athletic team and I was lucky enough to be there for the Championships two weeks ago. Plus I discovered the Masters it’s like the Olympics for old people, well 35+. So, what’s the plan you cry? Or, you’ve already clicked close and you are now reading a blog about how a one legged fireman saved a cat from a forest fire in Patagonia? Anyways, four months ago after ‘princess bride,’ found a physiotherapist who actually knew what he was doing I am kinda back 🙂 Capture

The result sheet is from the Park Run Site, it’s free to enter and a phenomenal idea. Now you statisticians out there must love this 🙂 but, basically from April to June I’ve increased my performance by 10% and knocked over 3.5minutes off my 5k time, which means I need to knock off a further 6 minutes as 17 minutes for a 5k is International level, but you know what? ‘If you can dream it you can do it,’ who said that? Oh! and don’t unfollow me this isn’t turning into Charlie’s running diary. Next week it’s hanging baskets and bird boxes 😉


About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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34 Responses to Live to Run, Run to Live

  1. neelstoria says:

    Greatly inspirational! Loads of best wishes. I can barely do 5K in 40 mins!

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  2. Looking good, man! You know, runners make great dancers.

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  3. Well, dude, you can’t really blame us for clicking over to Estonia. I mean, after all, do you even know how that cat got stuck (trying to reach birdboxes suspended in macrame cages) — perfectly fascinating story — you should click over there 😆

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  4. ateafan says:

    You almost inspired me to take up gymnastics again …but then I remembered half our hospital staff are on strike.

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  5. inaloveworld says:

    True: ‘If you can dream it you can do it,’ so, go for it! Al the best wishes!

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  6. Carolyn Page says:

    Great going, Charlie; wow, you’re the man!
    Seriously, if anyone can do it; it’s you!
    I have a dream…. Martin Luther King… and YOU.. 🙂

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  7. Love your sense of humor and your dedication to the sport. You’re never to old to keeping doing what you want or love. Great Post!

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  8. I love your humour 😁😁😁

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  9. yuulye says:

    I love running/jogging, when I was in 6th class my record is 14 seconds in 100m, last couple of years I jog daily about 3 KM in 20 minutes…

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  10. Tanveer Rauf says:

    inspiring and interesting post ❤

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  11. Alex says:

    Maybe this is too far-fetched but here we go 🙂 Was talking to my psychiatrist today about self esteem. She said theres nothing wrong with my intelligence but that when it comes to using it I meet problems. I must become more conscious and guess what? After watching a video on the way home about the topic I felt much better and more prepared to tackle life’s obstacles. Hope it will continue


  12. leesalove says:

    Wow! Impressive.

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