Derby 10k Training - Part 2
7 March 2017
Over the next few weeks we will be writing about our preparations for running the Derby 10k, as Team Eurocell, raising money for East Midlands Air Ambulance.
Number 2 - Scot McDonald Webb, Eurocell Marketing Administrator. Expected finish time - Eventually.
So the baton has been passed to me, an oversized under fit embarrassment to the class of 2010 desperately trying to chisel away at my bulbous beer bump in the hope that simply being lighter might allow the breeze to carry me across the finish line.
That’s not to say I regret my decision to partake in this little excursion. After all, it is for a good cause and I admit there is some satisfaction in knowing that the money I have raised will go to assisting the East Midlands Air Ambulance. It is just that, and somewhat simply shamefully, I loathe running.
You see, I come from a different bread of being in that my priorities are centred on enjoying how to gain mass rather than lose it. In plain, the subtle benefits of tucking in to a locally made pork pie with caramelised chutney has always been of preference to me over the harsh energetic highs of the modern day gym.
Nevertheless I like to think I understand the need for balance in life and so I have found myself for the past week leaving the comfort of my home at late hours to begrudgingly pound down the street until the scheduled amount of kilometres that have been set to run that day, have been run. And it is by this act that I have become ensnared in a malicious and ironic cycle. For it seems that in whatever direction I venture forth from my abode, I am enticed by the sensory perversions of late night Nottingham city cuisine. Enticing spices from the hot tandoori seem to engulf me as I stride by. Upon escaping this I am only hit by further wafts from the multiple take away restaurants that seem to line the streets and lanes on which I run. It is only a matter of time until the inevitable happens…
And it is with a rather significant degree of certainty that I can say the inevitable does happen. I often find myself traversing from the running down the street to being halfway through a portion of “Boss Man Chicken” before I know what I’m doing. My Nike shoes yearning to grip something more than the greasy plastic flooring while the elasticated band on my old basketball shorts firmly supporting my now swollen gut. My mind telling me it’s nothing to worry about due to how I have burned 200 calories on the run to get here but knowing that instant regret is soon to set in.
Nevertheless, I still intend to crack this bad habit and break free from my weaknesses. After all it seems I will be part of a team in this 10k challenge and I fully intend to fulfil my roles as a team player. So please donate generously and help out a good cause.
If you missed them you can catch up on all our training updates here.
The Derby 10k takes place on April 9th and all proceeds raised by Eurocell go directly to East Midlands Air Ambulance.
To sponsor us please head over to our Just Giving page here.