Most of all I was inspired by the runners who have signed up for the run already, many of whom have not run a 10k distance before. I was at the first meeting of the Handsworth Park running group a fortnight ago, and felt a little strange standing by the clipboards when everyone was running.
Then I thought about my health and fitness. Well, what there is of it. The hours I put into teaching and the valuable time I set aside for my family when away from the workplace; well I thought getting exercise would be a good time sacrifice. Basically - I don't have time to get fit, I would have to take that away from the time with my kids and Emma.
But time for fitness I suppose is time that must be made. Time is the most finite resource we all have and our health is only ever there while it lasts. I can already feel myself becoming slow and useless.
So I am going to set aside the time I have after the kids have gone to bed, my static watching telly leisure time to get fit to be healthy FOR my family.
Most importantly, I am going to commit to it as far as I can. To run at all is better than not getting any exercise ever.
So I am going to use this year's run as my fitness goal like some of the people who have entered, and who have inspired me. So if you are one of those people, thank you for the wake up call.
See you on the 14th September.
Running for Pete and for you all.