Yep, this is it... all mileage is approximate and could fluctuate by a couple of miles in either direction - depending on detours, getting lost, taking "low routes" instead of "high routes" and how direct I am. If this doesn't make you want to sponsor me, I don't know what will! (And if you do … Continue reading The Route!
So it's been a week of ups and downs. On Friday I gave blood for the first time ever. For anyone who doesn't know me that well, I have an absolute and complete needle phobia. I can't talk about them, can't watch them on TV, can't even think about them. However, I'm an organ donor … Continue reading Averting disaster
When contemplating finding accommodation for each of the nights, we always assumed it would be more straightforward to find the places in Cumbria, and that we'd struggle outside the county. How wrong we were proven! Within hours of Katie at Nelson Barn responding, Andrew Marshall of the Manor House Hotel, in Ferryhill, had also replied … Continue reading Unbelievable Generosity #3
As the title suggests, I've been doing a lot of soul searching and head examining in the past few days. To be fair, it was largely brought on by my longest run to-date (again) on Saturday. I've come to the conclusion that Forest Gump's mama really was right - and my nearest and dearest are … Continue reading Mama says, “Stupid is, as stupid does”…
And so, onto my example of Unbelievable Generosity #2... Chivers Sports is an independent sports shop in Carlisle. Established 72 years ago - FUN FACT: it was set up originally as a saddle-maker, but then it expanded into other sports gear - it is the go to place in the city for sportsmen and women, … Continue reading Unbelievable Generosity #2
So this week the HeadsUp Challenge started to get scarily real, as businesses and organisations have begun to step up and donate physical help. I mentioned Chivers before, but I want to tie that in with an article I'm doing, so their moment of glory can wait. I am so eternally grateful each and every … Continue reading Unbelievable generosity #1
Yep, as the picture says, today it is NINE WEEKS until I set off on my challenge. I was asked only this weekend if I'd realised how insane it really is. The answer now is very much YES. E x PS. If you're reading this and feeling incredulous / sorry for me, please feel free … Continue reading AGH!
Quick update post long run yesterday. I did it... guess that's the main thing to say. However, I attempted it at Kielder around the lake. Anyone who has ever been there will know it is largely a bikers' track. (The route I ran part of is described as "moderate and suitable for intermediate cyclists and … Continue reading Wiped out