Did you know that there's a 10k race that runs alongside the Aviemore Half Marathon? No, neither did I. I don't know why I didn't know - the web page clearly states that it's the Aviemore Half Marathon and 10k - but I obviously only saw what I wanted to see. Now that I'm 10k-oriented, though, I'm noticing them everywhere (including last night, when a perusal of a local What's On magazine confronted me with the news).
I had a huge burst of excitement - the Aviemore 10k is two weeks after the Inverness 10k and two weeks before the Culloden 10k. I'm feeling great, the running is going well, so I could do this race too!!! And then I'd be able to (sort of) run with Cathy and Paul at Aviemore rather than being merely a spectator!!!
Before I registered for it, though, I did the SENSIBLE thing and texted Adam to get his opinion. And he texted back with what I expected him to say - doing three races in short succession might be more than my recovering body could cope with. Two races, fine. Three races, NOT FINE. After a brief episode of pouty face and stompy feet, I reluctantly acknowledged that he was right.
Too much, too soon. Sigh.
So, it's back to the original plan of the Inverness 10k on Sunday, the Culloden 10k a month after that and, in between, cheering madly for Cathy and Paul as they whizz across the finish line in Aviemore. Not a bad default plan at all.