I'm a very quiet person by nature so even though this is a very impersonal form of communication I always think twice about posting on here in case of what you all must think.......but I soon get over it when I think about why I'm doing it!
Youíre all probably thinking this is way too early in the year to be reading this and in some ways you are correct. Well I've only gone and got a place to run in the London Marathon on Sunday 24th April. This will be my first attempt to run the full marathon distance (26.2 miles).
What was I thinking! Right now Iím wondering the same especially after my hamstrings are really sore & tight this week so having to rest for a week from training. But overall Iím very pleased with how the training has gone and Iím actually looking forward to running the course as it should be somewhat flatter than what Iíve been training on......well I'm relying on that to get me round the last few miles!
This will be a huge achievement for me to do this and one Iím not sure Iíll repeat, so wanted to make the most of it and would like to raise money for charity at the same time. Iíve decided to run the London Marathon in memory of my dad who died 10 years ago this year after suffering a severe stroke. I will therefore be looking to raise money for the Stroke Association in his memory. I'm sure it will be an emotional day for me as the start line is in Greenwich where my dad was born.
Therefore, as always I would be very grateful for any donation you can make to the Stroke Association to make this a very memorable day for me and the memory of my dad. I'm always humbled by the response we've had from everyone in the past in all our charity endeavours and it really does make a difference on the day.
This time round Louise will be chief spectator and bag carrier and for some reason is quite happy not to be running!
As always I've set up a Virgin Money Giving web page which is an incredibly safe & secure way to donate and ensures that the money reaches the Stroke Association quickly along with the Gift Aid your donation may be eligible for. The link is at the bottom of the page.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for your donation.
P.S. If you have time, you might find these few words from Stephen Fry amusing
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