Running on Juice with Juicemaster water bottleWhen I decided to start running and fulfil one of my life dreams, to follow in my Dad’s footsteps and complete a long distance race my target was simple. To train so that I could complete the ten miles of the Great South Run. I had no time in mind, and to be honest wasn’t even sure my body was capable of running ten miles.

As time has passed during the 6 weeks I’ve been training, I’ve found the running getting easier and hence my distance increasing. This has got me thinking about how quickly could I do ten miles? I’ve started to think that if I could do it in under 2 hours I’d be happy, but today I surpassed my own targets – ten miles in 1 hour 41 mins! To say I am happy is an understatement. Now to keep training so I can get a personal best on the big day. Oh and I need to make sure I cover 500 miles before the end of the year :-)

Ten Mile Run

Year Without Beer

Never mind the Olympics, 2012 is my Year Without Beer! 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 also plan to run 500 miles! As part of my running challenge I am signed up to run a quarter marathon, 10 mile road race (Great South Run) and 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.
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In Aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust
2013 Miles in 2013

Year Without Beer!

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