For a very long time I have wanted to run a marathon. It has always been my dream. As a teenager I developed into a very good distance runner at school. I was never going to be a sprinter, I was far too thin, but I could run long distances without tiring. As a young boy I had moved out of the city and into the countryside which was very hilly. I never really thought about it at the time, but running up and down those hills with my two dogs became a training schedule that I never planned.
At grammar school I was cross country Champion. The courses ranged from 10 to 16 km. I found it very easy. When I was a teenager I represented my county as a cross country.
As I got older I continued to run and competed in the 3 peaks race which involved running up and down 3 mountains in Northern England.
But my sights were set on the marathon.
Unfortunately I had a motorbike accident in my early 20s and could not walk for a year. Running was out of the question. I couldn’t move my ankle at all.
Now 40 years have passed and I feel I could complete a marathon. I’m not fullymobilebut I feel that it is enough. I’m obviously much older but I see many golden oldies completing marathons around the world. I know that it will be difficult but one day I will join that group of successful runners.
out of the question = impossible
ex: To beat a professional team is out of the question for us.
out of question = definite/definitely (adj. & adv.)
ex: His success is out of question.
Out of question, the plan can be fulfilled ahead of time.
golden oldie 经典老歌/电影 ；老将 (something still quite popular or successful even though