The day after the marathon…

Someone shared this link on Facebook earlier this week and if you’ve ever taken part in a marathon I think you’ll appreciate it.  The good news is my legs held up really well, I’m walking around fine, just very very tired!...

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It’s just four times round the village

Apr 21, 13 It’s just four times round the village

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Here I am, awake since 5:30am on London Marathon race day just because some bird in the garden outside does an amazing imitation of an alarm clock! I am so humbled to wake up and find that I’ve hit the target I set myself for fundraising for Martin House Children’s Hospice, who took care of my friends little boy Alfie...

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Wet, Windy and Wicked

Apr 17, 13 Wet, Windy and Wicked

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It was raining when I set off, it was bloody cold and as usual the wind was in my face, for some reason it’s never at my back.  But it didn’t matter because today was my last training session before London, my last chance to see if I had it in me or not. Monday night I’d gone for a 3 mile pootle round the village...

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Boston Marathon

Apr 16, 13 Boston Marathon

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I was horrified to wake  up this morning to the news about the bombings that have taken place at Boston Marathon.  I’ve cried whilst reading the news and watching the videos. There were stories of bravery, courage and respect.  There were also stories of loss. At the time of writing this post there is no news as to who did...

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I’ve got a spatula!

Apr 15, 13 I’ve got a spatula!

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So what? you may say.  I’ll be honest, to most people just about to take part in their first marathon it will make no sense at all.  But if you’ve ever watched my favourite film ‘Run Fat Boy Run’ you’ll appreciate what a spatula means. Not only does a spatula help Dennis get round when he damages his...

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I’m still here

Apr 13, 13 I’m still here

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A couple of people have commented that I’ve disappeared off the radar this past few weeks, it’s nothing serious, I’ve just had a grotty virus that’s laid me low. It’s one of the things I suffer from with the M.E, if I get a virus it takes me a while to get over it. The weather was sunny but cold last...

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Saddlesore

Mar 28, 13 Saddlesore

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Well between a bad cold and the truly awful weather I haven’t even managed any walks for the past couple of weeks. I haven’t been sat on my backside though, well I have, but not quite in the sense you’d expect. Sunday should have been my four hour run, tapering down from that point on but, as it has been for the...

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Press Coverage calling me a defiant runner

Mar 19, 13 Press Coverage calling me a defiant runner

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I was delighted with the coverage from my local paper this week, to help support my fundraising campaign.  They even called me defiant, guess they figured me out pretty quickly then. http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/features/charity/10297863.Defiant_runner_to_tackle_London_Marathon_despite_leg_injury/ Can’t say it’s my most...

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