My Blog

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Not exactly sure what I'll be posting about, but will be centred around preparation for the marathon - fund raising ideas, run routes, things that annoy me when I am running, etc. Will look to update and maintain every other day (or until I lose interest).

My reason for starting a blog is to keep you kind people who have (or will) sponsor me ( informed of my progress in preparing for the marathon. Additionally, once my running career is over I imagine I will look back fondly on the drivel posted.

Lastly, I appreciate any support you can provide. It would be great if you could donate but also any tips you could give for fund raising or preparing for the run would be much appreciated. If you want to join me on a jog, let me know - cheers!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

A Post About Running

It has been over 4 months since my last past and much has happened in the UK - mainly royal or sport based related.  The break (not my knee) since the last post has been so significant that it took me over 20 minutes to log-in - an embarrassing start.

Lets start with a bang and provide an update on the knee and the other knee - I know you're all dying for one.  Well the knee (left one) is now my favourite and has behaved impeccably over the last few months.  The other knee is a bit of an arse, it still hurts and requires constant attention (morning exercises, which I do as frequently as I shave now).  
However, my running has become a lot stronger since the last post ( I ran 8 miles today (non stop) in just under an hour and ran 12 miles last weekend in just under 1 hour 40 minutes (did stop every 14 minutes and walk 1 minute).  Although not as fast I was pre the other knee injury, I do feel the pilates session have been really helpful in improving my core and stability (long term I think I will get faster because of this).  Although being the only guy in these sessions I do feel a tad out of place, like dressing up to a Halloween party when no-one else does (I did this as a teenager).

For those of you who don't know, I have spent my summer vacation in Surrey - this seems to becoming a (annoyingly) regular occurrence.  The good news is I am soon to be back in London (townnnnnn) from October and will be looking forward to immersing myself in the cultural melting pot that is Kentish town.  I am excited about the move but have been told there is a few crazies there - fortunately I am a good screamer so I should be fine.
When running today I did wonder what to post about (I know what my closing section will be on, stay tuned) - it is difficult keeping it interesting and also trying to sound not too conceited.  I did listen to one track ( and thought I would let everyone know that it was a good track to run to.  Also I wanted to pass on my running track of the month (could become a regular feature!!!) which is Matchbox Twenty "Let's See How Far We've Come" (

Closing statement - the old "give me your fxxxxxx money" plea (  I am running a half marathon on October 7th (unfortunately timed as is the day after a good friend's wedding - that post will be titled "Running with a hangover") and I am trying to raise £350 for my usual charity (RNIB - charity for the blind have been great help to my granddad). 
Any donations here would be appreciated (donate here but you can always wait until I spam you via email.  Until the next post (next week - I promise), have an amazing week.

P.S.  -  Have been accepted on the 2013 London Marathon :)

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