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Running in ChicagoWith only a week until I run the Grim, I have been out for another training run in Chicago. Not quite the same muddy terrain, but it is seriously cold over here. There are some great parks close to my hotel, one of which was set up for a 5 km race when I ran through it this morning. Sadly my plans for the day and the start time of the race meant I was unable to hang around and compete, but I did take the opportunity to follow the course that was marked out.

I was also pleased a couple of days ago to find fresh juice here in Chicago and had a lovely green vegetable juice made for me. Thousand of miles from home I am still running on Juice :-)

Year Without Beer

The Olympics may be over, but my Year Without Beer isn’t! I am spending all 366 days of this leap year alcohol free in an attempt to raise money for 2 charities that are both very close to my heart.

If giving up all alcohol for a year isn’t enough of a challenge to make you dig deep and show your support, I’ve also completed a challenge to run 500 miles! As part of my running challenge I have completed a quarter marathon, a 10 mile road race (Great South Run) and am signed up to do an 8 mile off road challenge (The Grim Original).

If you want to show some love them please donate to my year without beer and give your support to one of these fantastic causes:

  • To donate to Cancer Research UK please click here to visit my just giving page or donate by text – send AYWB66 and the amount to 70070. For example, texting “AYWB66 £5″ will donate £5.
  • To donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust please click here to visit my just giving page or donate by text – send AYWB55 and the amount to 70070. For example, texting “AYWB55 £5″ will donate £5.