Yep. Bournemouth Marathon. 6th of October, lets do this.
Yep. Bournemouth Marathon. 6th of October, lets do this.
Since I started MY FAT CHANCE back in 2010 I always wanted to inspire and motivate other young men like me. Ones that were chubby or simply unhealthy and wanted to change. It’s been a tremendous journey that moves me deeply when I think about some of the people that have simply said ‘thank you’ to me. It’s very humbling.
I have also seen many people simply say that they were going to get involved, you know - Dream Sellers (copyright Shameek). They come and go but I’m always here to offer help if they ever do come around.
Last winter I changed my ‘MY FAT STORY’ part of the blog, to freshen it up and the following week Peigh told me that he read it and he was ready to change! I’ve always believed in Peigh and thought that he could get a sub 01:45 half marathon and I cheered him on for all of his races from last year but it eluded him (this was in the first half of 2012).
After that he unfortunately got injured and faced 5 months on the side line from running. Peigh has been chubby since I have known him and we all know what injury can do to us, it’s easier to be on the sofa than the race track when injured for sure.
He didn’t quit though, he found something else that would work for him. He started swimming again, boxing, and eating right all the time. Peigh’s not chubby anymore. Peigh is athletic and strong. Peigh is someone that motivates me to do more and be better. Peigh is not a Dream Seller. Peigh is a swimmer. Peigh is a boxer. Peigh is a traithlete and Peigh is my friend.
Thank you PEIGH for taking your fitness to the next level and above all else, well done. I know that I am not alone when I say that I am proud of you and what you have achieved recently.
My week finished on Sunday at 2am in Shoreditch, good stuff! It was my best friends birthday so we made the most of Saturday. Mondays fuel is surprisingly high considering I didn’t run. Training was good, I ran with Cheetah’s at Run Dem and felt surprisingly good.This means my confidence is returning before marathon training!
Wednesday with the Wick Runners included a speedy 5k and talking all things crew. Check out the site here > rdcy-hackney.tumblr.com <.
Unfortunately I couldn’t make track last week but made up with it by swimming on Friday AND Saturday with Swim Dem Crew and then meeting up with Jake afterwards for a run. My legs felt like jelly. Everytime I have ran after a swim it’s put me off the thought of a triathlon…
Anyway, back to this week. It started well enough, I swam 2600 meters for the first time this year! I also smashed my heel on the swimming wall in the process, so no Run Dem yesterday.
Today is a new day and one with less bruising on my bone (?)
I have suffered from nosebleeds all of my life and had them frequently since I was a wee lad. In the last 2 years though I have got them in what can only be described as ‘clusters’ you know, 3 or 4 in a day for a couple of weeks and then back to normal.
It’s really annoying, I got so many on Sunday that I had to miss Monday at work and didn’t feel good again till about 4pm. I really wanted to have a fresh, nosebleed free start today and hit the pool but NO! Another big nosebleed on Monday night.
I’m getting a referral to see a specialist tomorrow from my doc to get to the bottom of the issue. Cautery has been suggested and I may go for that but reading up on the horror stories gives me chills! Hopefully by this time next week I have some answers :(
In the last 5 or so weeks I have been in a massive rut. I have ran roughly the same amount of distance every week and not been doing my military training. Living in a cycle easier, I think it’s always easier to sit down rather than get up. Easier to do the same rather than change. That’s fine for some but not me. The problem is that as easy as it is to sit around and be bored it’s really, really hard to drag yourself up. Hard to make that change.
I want to break it though. I am nowhere near my peak. I know that I can run faster, swim stronger and work harder, I just need to make those important steps in the right direction.
I did it before in August of 2010 to be exact which was when I created this blog. I can get out of this cycle. I lost five stone in the process last time. I know that I can do it again and lose more weight, get stronger, get faster and be happier. Lets do this!
I didn’t know what to expect from the event but I am so glad that I went there. I got to learn about blogging, running and hear inspirational stories from some remarkable people.
I feel like I was invited to the event rather than a customer, everything was so personal and done the ‘right’ way. It was filled with people talking to us bloggers rather than at us like with a PR or brand event.
I get to come away from the event with more direction in my life, I feel like I can be a better blogger, runner but more importantly a person because of Write This Run.
I can’t wait to simply do more with my life now! Onwards and upwards.
You’re all so damn awesome! I hope that Mile 21’s Cheer Dem Crew had a positive effect on your race and powered you to the finish line. Enjoy this week of relaxation, YOU HAVE EARNED IT!
They were discussing the bombs in Boston and asking listeners what effect this had on their thoughts and plans for this weekends London Marathon.
The link is here, skip to the 2:18 mark and hear what I had to say. I just wanted to get the message across that us that we are all together and will help each other when the time calls for it.
As you may or may not know, me and Shameek started our own running crew in Hackney Wick on Wednesdays. RDCY Hackney.
There’s been ups and downs but I know that I want to make it work and continue to see and run with my friends every Wednesday. For the last couple of months I’ve had really bad days on Wednesdays but when the clock strikes 6 it all starts to get better. The anticipation grows and I can’t wait to lace up with my crew.
We’re small, there’s about 6 regulars including myself and Shameek but so much quality there. Lemara and Ounie (above) took to the crew in the best possible way and keep it going now. They’ve never let me down! It’s with people like this that the foundation for an empire are made from.
Charlie Dark, founder of Run Dem Crew often reminisce of the early days of his crew, where him and 6 friends would meet in his kitchen and then run a small loop of Victoria Park. I now know what those memories are like too. I experience it every Wednesday when we’re all chatting pre-run in my living room.
We’re only just getting started, I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us.
Well a couple of weekends ago I smashed my 10k PB! I took to the Where’s Wally?! 10k in Victoria Park and came home in a time of 43:30. Shaving about 3 minutes off my old british 10k time. The years only just started but it’s good so far! All whilst dressed like this!