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,

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Whats with the weather

What can be said about the weather for the last month. Terrible is putting it nicely. With pretty much 3 running events coming up soon the need to get out and pound the streets is becoming a torrid ordeal. There is no chance to get out on the bike I have had to revert to the "boring" nights of staring at a wall while doing various sets. It is not joyish in any way or fashion.

Anyway I have stepped out several times this year in what only can be described by Crowded House "Four Seasons in One Day". Today I did a steady 1hr run in the snow. Last week it was gale force winds and driving rain. Fingers crossed that I do not catch a cold, that would be a disaster. 

Also with the weather I have to say it is the same as my motivation at the moment which is bad. I do not have the same get up and go I had last year. I am sure it is just a phase and by the time my first event - Strathaven Half Marathon - I will be back to normal.

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