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, 15 February 2011

Glasgow Triathlon Club..............Swim Session

I had been on Facebook and stumbled across a group that I did not know existed and that would be for the Glasgow Triathlon Club. Got chatting to some of the members, in addition to members that were going to start going to the swim sessions. Decided what the heck I really need to improve on my swimming as poor is an understatement. Yes I can swim but with no real fluency. They meet at Maryhill swimming pool every Tuesday and Sundays 7pm-8pm (8pm-9pm for the more advanced..........). They sure put you through the paces, arms were sore afterwards more so that they were exhausted. Never done a work out like that I think since I was 12yrs old. Took till the Wednesday mid day for them to fully recover. I will of course be going back only on Tuesdays. Sundays is my rest day now. Decided to change my rest day from Mondays to Sundays.

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