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, 19 October 2010

19th October

Well the day after the physio and a cycle to work day. Got up around 7am. This time I had everything laid out the night before ready to set off. Went and had Oats So Simple, yes you read right I had some porridge and actually I quite enjoyed it. That was washed down with some water. Felt nice and warm. However though outside was freezing, as everyone else was scrapping ice off their car I was switching the lights on my bike on. I was all suited up. Gloves, beanie, long tights, shorts, skins, cycling top, jacket and of course helmet. Left the house around 7:40am and the cycle was really nice was all toastie. Have to say most of the drivers were really nice, thanks. Arrived at work about 8:30am.

The return journey as hard going again. Got to Cathkin without any hitches, next was the East Kilbride dual carriageway. I am telling you one day I am going to make it up that road without stopping or go under 6 miles under an hour. Again the drivers were very curtious. All except one we numpty that nearly (or at least felt) like he was less than an inch from my elbow as he did not want to wait till all was clear and decided to overtake me while a car was on the outside lane grrrrrrr, TWAT!!!!! I made it to home, thinking of investing in a panier for the bike but unsure. I did however though I did buy a hi-viz jacket. I will let people know what I think of it though, if you want. Will leave this post open to comments. I am starting to love the cycling, even thinking of taking the road bike out a whirl............well not on ice I am not.

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