Today, not for the first time, someone who I’ve never met reached out to me via my Just Giving page to say thank you for inspiring them. No ulterior motive, no giving to get something in return, just a genuine act of kindness. It’s easy to forget that such things exist sometimes (one person was […]
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I can tell you exactly when I knew I could run a half marathon. It was New Year’s Eve 2013 and I was running what was, at the time, my longest run. Just shy of 8 miles. Running 13.1 miles in one go had until this point seemed like a serious impossibility even though my […]
I’m off to Gravesend tomorrow for the 10in10. I seriously hate packing. I hate packing for 10 marathons even more but i thought it might be interesting to share the what i’m taking.
Saturday in the start of my first 10in10 (10 marathons in 10 days just in case you were wondering) but it’s also my 75th marathon and the 26th of the 52 marathons in 52 weeks. So when I complete the next 26.2 miles I’ll officially be half way though the challenge. Rather than dealing with […]
Sometimes I’m my own worst enemy. Take the Tour of Merseyside for example, it’s six races over seven days which ends up as 52 miles in total. The first time I did it I thought it seemed impossible. I was building up up to running the Dopey Challenge (my ultimate goal when I started running) […]
Tomorrow morning I will get up at 6:30, maybe 6:45 at a push. I’ll eat my porridge, drink my coffee and tea, have a banana and then get ready to go and run a marathon. I have the routine pretty much down now, so much so that it’s almost clockwork, because I’ve done exactly the […]
When I was young I was terrified of flying monkeys along with Miss Hannigan and the Nazis amongst a billion other things including probably my own shadow. So much so that I think my biggest fear was, and still is, fear itself. Just the thought of being scared terrifies me (all you have to do […]