Hallo, m’constant readers. In a moment of what can only be described as ‘athletic stupidity’, I’ve signed up for the Canterbury Half Marathon on 25th May (for my American readers, that’s May 25th). I ran a couple of these ‘half marathon’ thingies some years ago. They hurt. So it would make me feel much better if you sponsored me.
And, if you’ve been reading this blog for years in constant frustration that I never ask for your money in return for all these insightful articles about…stuff, then this is your lucky day. Show me the money. Wave it under my nose. Thumb through a wad of it next to my ear.
To paraphrase another writer: I’m not interested in your rent money; I’m not interested in your food money; I’m interested in your beer money — which will go straight to the Pilgrims Hospices charity once I’ve tripped over the finish line.
So scootle across to RunFatPsychologistRun and cough up. The payment system should work for international readers as easily as it will for UK residents.
As an added incentive, I’ll throw in a copy of my latest book (whatever that book will be by 25th May; probably Déjà Vu, which is going for 111 Big Ones on Amazon right now) and give it to one of the people who sponsor me. (Sorry, Dad, family members excluded.) Just to be clear: I’ll select the winner randomly, irrespective of the amount pledged.
Thanks, everyone. I’ll think of you as I’m grinding my knee-caps to powder. And, just to keep you reminded, I’ve added a link at the bottom of the page.