Today I can’t help feeling disappointed.The reason for my disappointment? The cancellation due to poor weather conditions of the Santa 5k Fun Run in Greenwich Park London where I was supposed to be running to raise funds for the Depression Alliance. For the last 6 weeks, I have been gearing myself up for this event, raising funds and looking forward to a silly day out dressed up as Santa Claus, jingling my way round the park wearing sleigh-bell wristbands and my very own “Caroline” Santa hat.
I don’t normally do silly things, and I certainly don’t go in for dressing up or fancy dress parties but today was going to be different. To celebrate the year I’ve had I was ready to let myself go and enjoy a bit of frivolity with the other runners on the DA team. I wanted to end the year on a high and this seemed the ideal opportunity.
But I refuse to let the weather beat me completely so I’m going to organise my very own Santa 5 k fun run scheduled for next weekend.
Tomorrow I will seek out the fancy dress shop on Granby Street in Leicester and buy myself a Santa suit. At some point during the week, I will decorate my treadmill in the garage with tinsel and baubles. I will make sure that I know how to set my camera up on the video function and next Saturday I will do my own silly Santa run. Ok, so it won’t be quite the same running on my own in the uninspiring surrounds of my garage instead of with thousands of fellow Santas in the beautiful Greenwich Park, but at least I will have done it.