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 (http://pete-tizard.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/filler-post.html). 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVA-xTBeHyM) 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" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9vOwc-6t-8).
Closing statement - the old "give me your fxxxxxx money" plea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFQ4HNvcz3w). 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 http://www.justgiving.com/Pete-Tizard-RoyalPark2012) 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 :)