If you already know me you may wish to skip this post!
If you don’t, and are looking to find tales of brilliant running ability and record breaking times you will quickly discover you are in the wrong place!
If you are still reading I’m going to give a very brief outline of how I got to this point. If (for any bizarre reason) you want to know more you can go back and look at my earlier posts.
OK, here we go!
I used to be big, fat, huge! I’ve got Multiple Sclerosis. I am a carer. I was teaching (loving it) in a ‘challenging’ inner city comp.
I reached the point where I could not walk (or stand) without using a stick. I had a ‘Blue Badge’ and was in such a state that I had to take early medical retirement.
After about a year I began to take myself in hand and lost some of the weight. Joined a gym (purely for the bubble pool) and was fortunate enough to meet up with Darryl ,who now has his own business, Club One Hundred.
That started me off on a journey (that is still continuing ….. and I have no intention of ending)
Last year I went through a load of ridiculous challenges before my 60th Birthday (?!?)
This year I went for doing a race of every distance (I’d never heard of an Ultra or some of the other distances at that point) and the culmination of that, bit late I know, is the 2014 London Marathon!!!!
I have to make it absolutely clear that I am not a runner!!!!!!!! This will become obvious as time goes on!
I was talking to Darryl about one of my races recently and we got talking about another of his clients who had done the same race.
Darryl pointed out that I had to remember that she’s a runner, it’s what she does.
I asked “What am I?”
After a short period of thought the reply came “You are a challenge!!!!!”
So that’s a brief background.
I will be blogging about my training etc.
By the way, I’m going to be raising money (isn’t everybody!) for a charity called Havens Hospices ……….
Just in case you can’t see the link it’s http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/59to60