This February my husband and I celebrated 21 years of marriage, my younger daughter did much better than she thought she might in her exams and at work we launched a new website – a great team effort and a few years in the making.
So February has had its highlights.
Meanwhile in my parallel running universe, I managed to forget that March follows February and that February has only 4 weeks of training time.
So as I say cheerio to one of the darker, harder months of the year, I remember why the last time I signed up for a half marathon in March I said I probably would not make that mistake twice.
Actually I think I may have said at some point I was giving up on racing as it was sucking the fun out of running for me, but somewhere along the line I got distracted, or after a great run was feeling way too optimistic or maybe I had just had one glass of wine too many.
These are the tell-tale signs of impending race day…17 days and counting.