This Sunday I am doing the Sport Relief Mile – my first race of 2010, and unlike the name, for me it will be a three miler. It feels so good to be “starting” 2010. I have spent a lot of time since my last race of 2009 (September, at La Parisienne) working on leg strength and better form, and healing. I am not quite there yet with the distance, but I am ready to see how I feel in a race environment. Yep, gotta find my race belt. Didn’t manage to get new shoes in time, so gonna run in the old ones (not good to break in new shoes on race day, right?). Doing my usual “pray for sun” but I fully expect clouds and rain. But I’m not gonna let any stinking rain stand in my way on Sunday.I’m ready to run. Well, to run 2 out of the 3 miles – that is the plan, and I am not going to break the plan. Not this time. I’m also not going to worry one iota about time. This is a race to check how I am coping with distance. To detect the niggles and things to keep working on. To take one step closer to my goal of a 10k by August.In 2010 I am dedicating all of my races to raise funds for the CMTA STAR initiative. For anyone so inclined to support me and to support a cause close to my heart, I am fundraising to find a cure for CMT1A, the progressive degenerative nerve disease which I have (along with about 1 in 5000 people in the world). A lot of people with CMT cannot run – it is for all of us that I am running. If you would like to support my fundraising for CMT1A, please click through to the secure giving site provided for my STAR fundraising efforts.And as the run is for Sport Relief, if you would rather make a donation to Sport Relief UK, you can also do so via my Sport Relief fundraising page. Sport Relief is raising funds for three major areas in 2010: street and working children; local UK initiatives; and malaria. As always, thank you for your support. And, if you have any questions about CMT1A – what it is, how I am impacted, anything at all – feel free to post these as comments to this entry and I will reply. I will do my best to answer any questions (and to ask the experts for input for any hard questions that I can’t answer)!Let’s hope I am smiling like this at the finish line on Sunday!