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In a little over.....

........a week and a half, we will all, in all likelihood be in a world of hurt! It's amazing that no matter how much training you do, you never feel like you've done enough. Now I can't work out if that's an admission of ill preparation or it's just fact, when you've dropped yourself into an event like this, thinking it's a good idea! 

In the two and a bit years between moving from Colly to Milton Keynes, my fitness levels dropped dramatically. I stopped playing football which had been the mainstay of my fitness regime, and work became my sole focus outside of home, it's an unhealthy way of life, and definitely made me unhealthy. I know I've put some serious effort in to get to the level I am now, and still I feel at this stage that 1hr 50 is beyond me, not that I won't still aim for it, but it is a reality I possibly have to face. The reality is borne from the aches and strains my body seems to be constantly dealing with day in day out. But the…

3 weeks to go.......

.......it's Monday evening and I'm sitting here watching Enter the Dragon! It's ridiculous that even a few hours without training in some way, seems like wasted hours, but that's the mindset I'm in now. Bear in mind I ran home from work this evening after running into work this morning. It's only four miles in both directions without the train journey but miles nonetheless. I did 9 miles on Saturday in trainers, just so I could get a decent run in, but it was redders, and as we all know the hottest weekend of the year! I was running pretty well, but at 6.5 miles really could have done with a breather, just to regulate myself, but 'Dont stop me now' comes on the iPod, so I think I'll have a breather when it's done. It's just as I'm readying myself for said breather when 'Brothers in Arms' starts playing. Most will not understand the significance of those two tracks, but 'Brothers in Arms'  was the track Lloydy was brought …

4 weeks to go.....

.......and counting. These last 6 weeks or so seem to have flown by, before we know it we'll be in the banter wagon on our way to Catterick! The boys continue to do themselves proud with their training and more of late with their sponsorship badgering efforts (especially Jono and Brooky). In the last week we have topped the online targets for both The ParaCharity and Help for Heroes and I couldn't be more proud that we are able to make a little difference in what is ultimately a tribute to my brother. We have so far raised £7.5k and that's just what I know about, I'm informed there is more to come! A couple of weeks into my 'gettingaheadofthegames' training and I was promptly thrown off course by a week from hell at work, which meant early mornings and late nights and no opportunity to train. I met some of the boys (John M, Craig, Coops and Pete) Sunday morning over at Friday Woods in Colly to get a full kit and pack run in, but say it was tortuous would be an …