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,

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Danger Danger Man Down

Well, things looked good after the the Stirling Duathlon only for me to fall right back down to earth with a heavy thud as I managed to get injured. Not sure how, the only thing I did know was that it felt like the start of the an injury I obtained before the Edinburgh marathon waaaaaaaaay back in 2010.

Stretched every day and booked an appointment with a sports therapist. Told her where all my pains and niggles were (lower back, right knee, calf muscle was uncomfortably tight). So she went to work and my glutes and lower back got a deep massage. Same went for my ITB and calf muscles. Reduced the amount of training and went back to see her again the following week to get it done again, this time in both legs.

Feeling a lot better but still can feel it just a tad. The worst part was that it happened just before my "key weekend" which is basically a mini triathlon over 3 days.

Managed the 2000m swim on the Friday 11th April, the run on the Saturday I had to cut down a bit to save the leg, I was scheduled to do 10miles in the morning and 8 miles in the evening. I did however manage 8 miles in the morning and 6 miles in the evening so not a total loss. The Sunday was again supposed to be a long cycle, 6hrs to be exact. Due to the weather, I have yet to go out on a cycle where it has NOT rained and blowing a gale. I could not feel my fingers so the extent of not being able to change the gears on my bike so had to quite after 3hrs 30min a long way short of the target time.

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