Right! So I know I have been going on about this life changing project and adventure that I’ve signed up for without really telling you what it’s all about.

Well – today is the day that I am FINALLY allowed to tell you!!

I AM RUNNING THE BERLIN HALF MARATHON IN APRIL 2012!

Yes that statement deserved BIG letters and it deserves a repetition…

I am running the goddamn Berlin half marathon in April 2012 aaaaaaand I am doing it with these amazing ladies:

MEET TEAM BANGS ON THE RUN #3

You might think that I’ve lost my mind by signing up for this and I think that’s a very valid opinion to have. Even I question my decision to do this from time to time.

Why?
Because I hate running. There I said it. I really hate running. With a passion.

So why on earth would I agree on doing this then?
For many reasons to be honest but the main two are…

First of all, I think my hate for running is a small glitch in my system, because I think it’s an exercise form that would really suite me. I just don’t know how to run and I can’t motivate myself to do it. That’s where my lovely team of fabulous girls come in to the picture. We are here to motivate and support each other, as well as having some fun.

Secondly, I know that I will need a lot of determination and motivation, I will need to stay focused, be able to follow a very strict training schedule and so on. My mind will probably try every trick in the book to fool me into thinking that I can’t do it and that my body can’t handle it and I will have to be able to turn it all off and just run. These are all skills and mindsets that can be applied to different areas of my life – so my thinking is:

If I can do this, I can do ANYTHING!

So you can expect a lot of running tweets & blog posts from me from now on… But hopefully you are all just  as excited as me!! I know some people will laugh at this and think I can’t do it (like my boss or my mum…shame on you!) but I am determined to prove all nay-sayers wrong.

Bring on April!