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, 7 February 2014

Started with good intentions

Some of it my fault some of it not. I had good intentions of doing a swim today but then I realised that I forgot my swimming stuff. It was just aswell that I was on a half day and that I have a pool local to me. So got home and quickly set off to the Dollan baths in East Kilbride. The 50m lanes were still on and was told even when the lanes are taking away (which was in 10mins) that I would still have access to the whole pool. Which I thought great can still swim the length but without lane structure.

So got changed into the pool and started my warm ups (which I never have problems doing). The lanes were then removed, which I knew about. Floor was raised even more, so the depth was about half a metre...........hmmmmm and then some of the pool was cordened off for swimming lessons. Great I now have about a 30 metre pool. I will still try and make this work. Next I think virtually everyone in the pool decided to swim breadth ways. I felt like frogger trying dodge the swimmers. To the extent I was loosing my temper. Eventually I said to myself enough is enough and gave up after 30 mins swimming.

Went home and got packing for the journey to Cannock

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