Numbers Six and Seven – of Seven!

Number Six – Running

I ran a half-marathon in my 30s!  I did it for a cancer charity a girlfriend of mine believed in. She had cancer and sadly died 4 weeks before I did it leaving 2 young children and a husband I could have cheerfully ‘murdered’.  Six months before she died he told her he’d got himself another woman as she didn’t want sex anymore.  It finished her.  She gave up the fight.

On a lighter note – I then got the running bug a bit and went to Paris to run the Paris to Versailles 16Kms race!  Fantastic fun.  I loved the cheating – those who took the metro for part of the way!!  The dreadful hill which seemed to go on forever and the band playing in the forêt!

Running is, sort of, in the family as my Great Uncle was an ultra runner. He won the Comrades Marathon 5 times in the 1920s.  A record he held to his death as this was only broken fairly recently! (BTW the Comrades Marathon is a 56 mile run!).   He also held the world record for the 100 miles in the 1930s.

My efforts weren’t anywhere near merit worthy!  I got to the finish line. Say no more!

Number Seven – I can’t drink champagne!

It gives me dreadful hangovers, as does all dry white wine!  And I don’t mean after several glasses.  Half a glass does it and I’m in a bad way for days!  I’m perfectly happy drinking a nice Vouvray though. And I love red and rose wine!

So please note any potential Internet Dating suitors buying me champagne might seem a wonderful idea but won’t get you anywhere you might possibly want to get!

So that’s it! Phew!  Got there in the end!  It’s been interesting thinking of 7 marginally interesting things about me!  I hope I’ve entertained!

OK who’s next?