Great Edinburgh Bum

A fellow non jogger.


Today was the day that hundreds of people took to the streets of Edinburgh to do The Great Edinburgh Run. Congratulations! Hat’s off! A huge achievement.

Today is also the day that I am hanging my head in shame as I christen myself The Great Edinburgh Bum. And when I say ‘great’ I don’t mean ‘excellent’ I mean ‘great’ as in you ‘great big hairy daftie’. I committed to do it. And didn’t.

I imagine you are probably less surprised than even me.

But as usual, I genuinely  thought this time would be different. it started when I watched as my friends shrank  into tight fitting jogging clothes, glowed with health and bumping their gums about how the felt  marvellous. This caused the revelation that  running was the answer. So I got together with an equally keen pal and we embarked on the training sheet.

Monday 1 minute walk, 1 minute run for 20 minutes. Even that was hell to be honest. But we did it.

Then 2 days later we graduated to the 2 minute walk and 2 minute. That was also hell. No really, when I say hell I mean HELL.

So at this point you will either be thinking ‘lazy useless unfit wheezagram’ or ‘yeh I know what you mean’. It seems the world is divided into those that do and those that don’t. Those that want to and those who definitely don’t and in my defence – because obviously I have to have one – those who have big boobs and find running akin to hoisting  a pair of tattie sacks from the top of their rib cage  and those who have small, wee, controllable fun bags – the small booberoos.

So today I do feel guilty. Annoyed. Embarrassed and of course unfit. So berate me if you will. I am.

However, I am meeting someone tomorrow as I head off into the new regime. Well when I say ‘new regime’ what I really mean ‘a regime’ as opposed to no regime at all. So this new fangled, muscle twanger? Pilates. Yup. I have heard about it and never tried it.

Watch this space……………I can feel a honing coming on.

  • Jacqui

    totally with you on starting with gr8 intentions then falls by the way side…. i’ve promised myself that after coming back from short break this week to see Scot in Spain – where ridiculous amount of drink and food will be consumed I suspect – its the NEW ME (AGAIN).. joining curves as 30 mins doesn’t sound too bad!!! 

    so good luck Alison with Pilates and hopefully we’ll both stick at another attempt to get fit and bring out the inner size 10 we know is hiding LOL

  • I will sponsor you if you’re doing it. But seriously running, big boobs and knobbly knees make it a no no for me.

  • Anonymous

    The British Heart Foundation are doing a 10K in Edinburgh at the end of this month. Give it a go?

  • You should try one of those vibro plates much easier exercise