Thursday, 2 September 2010

Regrets - too few to mention

Thanks to Char for nominating me for an award this week!

My task is to answer the following question: if you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?

Well one of my mottos is something I read in an interview with comedian, actor and all round braniac Stephen Fry, which is 'Never regret the things you've done - only the things you haven't', and I honestly think that if I could change anything in the past, it would have all sorts of unknowable repercussions for the present, so I tend not to regret.

However, I do look back at my shy, unconfident teenage self and think, why did I worry so much about what other people thought? I wish I had been stronger and more self-confident. I really hope Robbie and Emma don't waste time trying to be liked, like I did, and have enough belief in themselves to find their own paths, rather than follow others.

Apart from that, though, I'd rather concentrate on influencing my future than thinking about how I could have changed my past! And looking to 2 1/2 weeks in the future, my race pack for the GNR has arrived! My start pen seems to be right in the middle, and it looks as though the whole area will be so congested, I don't know how we'll get there, where to park, how to meet up etc. It will be insane!

Still, I will just be concentrating on running faster than 9.09 min/miles, and leave the organisation to my support crew (Pete).

That's a big number

Meanwhile, I should nominate some other blogs for the award, so here it is:
*Roo - My Weightwatcher and Fitness guide* because she is doing so well with losing weight
Fit and Fabulous after 40! because I enjoy reading her blog and comments on my blog!
Kitschy Coo because she's so clever and talented and a good friend
One Crazy Penguin because I enjoy reading her blog!
Little Running Wife because she's already achieved something incredible and is still going!


  1. Love the title of this post. :)

    That Fry quote is one of my favorites too.

  2. Thanks Liz - I'll do my best to give as thoughtful of an answer as you did!

  3. Thanks Liz. God I need a week to catch up on all the stuff I have to blog about!

  4. Love that quote! I've just found your blog, I'm looking forward to hearing about the Great North Run, I wish I was running it!