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, 25 January 2011

Still on the sidelines

Well today I decided hopefully for the better not to cycle in today. As I still have a bit of a cold. With the Edinurgh Marathon only 16 weeks away, my training is all over the place. So at present I just want to complete it rather than do it within a certain time. Tomorrow I do have the pyshio, so will see how far I have come.

Okay reading back I do not think I have really told you much about me. Well my name is Andrew Chapman and I am married to Yvonne. We both have been married for 7 yrs (this is our 8th yr, well it will be on the 5th April). We have a wonderful daughter by the name of Erin Jessica she will soon be 4yrs old. Now I been toying with the idea of doing the 2012 Ironman UK, which is normally held at Bolton in July. Should I or Shouldn't I that is what I must say is a difficult question plus it is not cheap to enter!

So in my haste I am doing the club relays in August, which should be fun. However though three weeks later there is the Tatton Park Triathlon, I would enter the Sprint one. Which I am toying with the idea of doing.I do believe that I can do it and finish it. There is so many events I would like to enter, but being sensible I would only do a few and work on from there. For that reason I will leave open the comment section and let you decide, remember all monies raised would be for charity (Motor Neurone Disease Scotland). What do I get out of this you ask? well for me this is about getting fit and a few other personnel reasons, which include my self esteem.

So there we have it, before I just wanted to do 1/2 marathons, 10K's and at a stretch marathons but now I want more bring on the triathlons. I have Don Finks "Be Ironfit" book which I will be using the intermediate plan and go from there. If any of you have advice or even can help me on my way just let me know. The "real" training starts here. Oooooh the excitement and nervousness.

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