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,

Friday, 11 February 2011

Not a bad week............

This week has been a pretty good week for me (in training that is!) Never did anything on the Monday. did not feel upto it. However on the Tuesday did a swim session with my new pool mate pro :D. Worked on the front crawl a bit more with hopefully better technique (arms were sore afterwards) I did find it easier to breathe as my body was turning with the stroke (no pun intended). The thing is though I was getting even quicker out of breathe if that makes sense? did about 600metres. Not what I am used to do but I had no more to give. arms were starting to ache. I did though get on my turbo for the first time and try that. Only managed 20mins........I know I know what a wuss. But my legs were sore and the sweat pouring off me was not good. Thought someone above me was pouring water down 4 year old daughter thought this was funny, she did help though she got me my towel and drink, thanks Erin.

Had my American Flag Football training on the Wednesday night.Thursday pool session again this time I managed to do better. 300m warm up and onto 350m drills. Did more front crawl (I really do hope I am doing it right) However though I think my speed is improving as I did that in just over 21mins. By the Sprint I really want to get my 750m down to 20m (might not sound a hard task but for me.....)

Today well today was a strength building excercise on several different nautilus equipment. Took about 30-45mins then crunch time lets try and do a 5K on the running machine. Amazily enough I managed it, inside I was jumping for glee as this was the first time since September last year that I have managed to do this without feeling any pain. Time was not an issue just wanted to make sure where I was in recovery. So will try again next week plan only to do 2x5K a week, baby steps baby steps.

Tomorrow all going well I will be doing a turbo session in the morning followed by taking Erin to her Tae Kwan Do class for her grading. Then Yvonne and I are going to Edinburgh to watch the rugby.

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