The reasoning behind the madness!

The reasoning behind the madness!

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UPDATE! 25 Oct 2010

It is with great sadness that I write this update. On the 25th October 2010 my little sister sadly passed away at the age of 31. She had bravely battled MND for 11 years. She had never given up and had achieved to much even after developing MND, winning the Open University award for achievement to gaining a degree. She will be greatly missed and will for ever be in our thoughts. Love you sis :D

Well where to start, it was all originally done as I was carry to much weight and wanted to loose it. Which I am sure it most peoples story begins, however after loosing the weight I actually started to enjoy running outside. Joined some forums (BCTTT & Runners World), there inspiration and helpfullness has helped me a lot. Now I am also swimming and commuting a couple of times a week to work on my bike! Now since 2011 I accomplished more than I thought I ever would or could. From 5k runs to an Ironman in 2014 and The Outlaw in 2015. In 2016 I am going down a different route, I will be trying Ultra's as you can see from my events I have already entered 3 so far. Now I thought wait a minute I need to have one more motivation and that people is my sister Emma. Since the age of 20 she was very unfortunate and developed MND (Motor Neurone Disease), she is now 31 years of Age. Her health has deteriatated over the years and we nearly lost her last year. My mum had to give up her work and become a full time carer for my sister and my dad takes over the duties when he comes home from work. All the races I do will be in aid of my sister and all money raised will be donated to MND to help raise awareness and research in the disease. Thanks for all your help and enjoy my training blog,

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

12th October

After the swim on Monday, I was starting to want to do more. However I knew that I should not over do it so, now it was time to do the commute to work on the bike. Leave the car at the house and do the 11.33 mile ride to work. Got up at 7am, well fell out of bed at that time. Went down stairs made some toast and had 500ml of water. Got all my gear................then my daughter woke up (she is only 3 and a half) and wondered why daddy was going out a run this early in the morning. After explaining to her that I was infact in my cycling clothing and about to leave for work, she got confussed as she thought I was taking the car aswell. This took another 5 minutes to explain. Gave her a kiss goodbye and away I went. The roads were not too busy due it being the October week. This should however not give drivers the excuse to overtake and leave virtually no room between you and them. TWATS!!! you know who you are. Eventually weaved my way through the traffic, I will give credit where credit is due thanks to the drivers for their patience at the roadworks @ shawfield dog stadium. At last I made it into work, I was even first in which is a bonus :D, Got changed and ready to start work