For one reason or another, life is kind of hard going at the moment.
I won’t bore you with all the details, but the main upsetting thing on my radar, is dad most probably going into a nursing home imminently, followed by a series of other – dwindling in urgency, difficulty and importance – issues.
Marathon 43 is coming up in Wiltshire this Sunday – the hilly off-road Clarendon Way.
I’m actually looking forward to it, even if I have to crawl round.
Compared to what people have to face up to in life – and there are many I know dealing with far greater challenges than I am – believe it or not, sometimes running a marathon really does seem the easier option.