I had pretty much decided that my high mileage days were over.  No more marathons, no more slogging through June, July and August in an effort to find myself once again undertrained in November.

But then this shows up in the mail today –  An advert for a local half in September that I’ve run before.  Immediately my brain shifts into gear:

” It’s only 13, it’s September and the weather will be warm, I can do this, I don’t need a formal training program, if I get to 10 I can suck up the last three…” and on and on into the miasma of self delusion and why nots.

Stay tuned – Full blown delusion may yet be on the horizon.