So to put it all into context I need to start with an introduction so that anybody reading this knows that all my opinions come from a position of advancing age combined with little experience.
I am 54 years old and started running last year. From those facts alone it is obvious that my best days are not behind me - they never existed. I can never, will never be a competetive athlete. I can be average, in objective terms, and I can be jokey and put that down as an aspiration - but I know it is not the case. My aspiration is to be able to run the best that I can and find a sense of harmony between me and the physical world.
In my head I want to shout out:
I'm in love with the modern world
And ain't it nice"