I have always been blessed with a residual fitness and after joining the army, it only got better. I was one of those people that just ran; I was never elite but also, I didn’t quit. You know the kind, 'Oh I’ve just smashed 10k before breakfast' etc. I’d go as far as to say I used to look down at people who would train for a 5k and when I left the army I scoffed at work mates training hard for a half and asked them why they didn’t just 'do it!' So, I went and just did it and got my fastest time ever. This was over twelve years ago and I still had the stupidity of youth as well as supreme confidence that the army gave me.