Quick overview, I am running the London Marathon on 22nd April 2012 and am excited to be representing the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB - www.rnib.org.uk). I have two goals going into this the first is to raise the £1500 for RNIB (see ways the money is used - http://www.rnib.org.uk/donate/impact/Pages/how_your_donation_helps.aspx) and also I am going for a time of 3:30 - no pressure.
My main concern going into this is my knee ("not since the knee...") - those of you who know me well probably have heard me mention my knee in conversation :). I recently saw a knee specialist and had an MRI scan, the good news was my cartilage is adequate and it is good to run on. However, it can be pretty uncomfortable when walking (deep numb pain below my knee cap), they identified through the scan that there is a bone fragment floating around my knee and can get caught in the joint. Once I have finished the marathon I will probably have the joy of going in for surgery to remove said fragment.
I really hope my knee holds up and will finish the race regardless what state it might be in - I'll crawl if I have to.
This weekend was a write off for training, was out Friday and Saturday night (congrats Jon and Kaneez!) and watched Spurs embarrass QPR today whilst eating some ice cream. Its alrite though pretty sure Paula Radcliffe follows a similar schedule.
Will look to post every other day, won't always be an essay and still not sure where I am going with this...
174 days - 13 hours - 27 min - 11 secs