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2013 A New Challenge.........

As I see it, a challenge is only a challenge if you're putting yourself through something that isn't the norm, something that takes you out of your comfort zone. Now you will all be familiar with the events myself and quite a few friends embarked upon last year. The easy choice would always be to say well I/we've done those challenges and we've raised a wonderful amount of money in the process for some incredible causes £16k actually, so, we've done our bit and we can rest with pride, on our laurels.

We did what we set out to achieve, the trouble with achievement is though, it makes you hungry for more. For me, last years two events were about changing my mindset, because life had taken over and a once very fit man had been replaced with someone that was a mere shadow of the man he once was, albeit twice the size! Well not quite, but in January I started the year at a bulging 16 1/4 stone and will finish the year dipping in at under 14. That's a measure of progr…

DONE?!

I know it's probably a little premature to suggest that 2012 is coming to an end, but for me, 2012 has been about reaching certain Milestones and dealing with them best I can, achieving my goals and getting my smile back. The first milestone was the anniversary of Lloydy's death, and although, losing him, or the feelings that his loss evokes will never leave me, celebrating him and his life, will always be foremost in my mind. As the months roll by, the heartache dulls, it will never leave me, it can't, but the sadness is slowly giving way to the pride, the love and the laughs. He was, is a special man, he wouldn't have achieved all that he did, both personally and professionally, if he wasn't. He had a drive and a determination that should be used as an example and he lived his life to the fullest. In his 32 years he did more than most will accomplish in a lifetime, and he certainly left an indelible mark on the world. He certainly left his mark on me, and on all …