Sunday 24 June 2018

Happy Gotcha Day Milo

Dreaming of being Usain Bolt
 A year ago today we made our last trip to Shoreham dog trust to pick up Milo! I can't believe it's been a whole year!
Yogurt? Don't mind if I do!

We've all learnt a lot in that year, and while we've been to the vet a couple more times than I would have wanted, we've been very lucky indeed to have this chap in our lives.  I still can't believe someone decided they didn't want him.

 I don't think I realised before, quite how much character each dog has, for instance he loves to come for a run with me, and won't meet me at the door if I go for one without him!
I'm glad he came to join us, even with all his mess.

Sunday 3 June 2018

The Loch Ness Marathon - part 2

If you've been reading this blog for a while you might know that I am running the Loch Ness Marathon in September.  Today is 16 weeks until the race, a significant number as this is when the training really begins!
And this is training like none I've done before.  It's not enough just to do some long runs on a Sunday and some speed work mid-week.  Oh no.  This is weeks with an average mileage in the 30 miles region. A good 15 miles, at least, more than I would normally run.
But not only is it good to challenge ourselves, it's for a great cause - the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal. 
They helped me when I was 10 and now its time to pay them back.

If you'd like to support me you can sponsor me on my JustGiving page. 
Everyone who sponsors me will be entered to a prize draw for a hand knitted jumper/cardigan or teddy bear - winner to decide which they would like to receive.  

The jumper/cardigan design, size and colour is up to you (although I can help with suggestions).  The teddy colour is optional. Winners should allow 3 months for the jumper (unless it is very large) and a month for the bear to be made, from the time they decide on colours and designs. 
(You can see a sneak peak of my latest jumper project above)
Or you can buy a mile off me.  You can pick one or I can assign you one.  I will run this mile just for you and while I run I will channel all my good thoughts to you for that mile. (You might want to avoid miles 5, 18, 19 or 21 which are a bit hilly and might limit my ability to think good thoughts)

If you would like to buy a mile off me please leave a comment when you donate saying which mile you would like.

A massive thank you to everyone who has already sponsored me! It really helps to keep me motivated, especially when I'm running up hills!