I'm fundraising for...
The army life isn't the easiest for anyone. The incredible servicemen and women who put their lives on the line in pursuit of making the world a better and safer place for everyone is a huge undertaking.
As someone who is incredibly proud of my friends and family that serve in the armed forces - and the amazing partners and families that support them, I want to help raise as much awareness (and funds!) for ABF as possible.
The Soldiers Charity is an incredible one and supports servicemen and women, veterans and families that need support across the globe. They provide support and financial aid when individuals and families need it most; whether that's due to an unexpected bereavement, being wounded and needing support to adapt to a new way of living or housing, education and further training after leaving the military.
In a time when we're all facing challenges, it's even more important to remember and support those that can often be forgotten - and who don't always ask for support themselves. Please donate - any amount is appreciated - and in return, I'll be prepping myself mentally and physically to run 26.2 miles around London this October.
(And will hopefully have about five glasses of wine waiting for me at the end!)
Week 7 Training: Is this *really* my life?
Month 2: Full Steam AheadWell... I'm officially in month two of knowing that I'll be completing the London Marathon for The Soldiers Charity this year. And I'm still really excited!
Week 2: My worst run... EVER.I always run my longest run of the week on a Sunday. There's something nice about starting out in the morning - and then spending the entire afternoon post-run, eating roast potatoes and drinking a couple of Belgian beers.
Anyway, I'd targeted myself to do another 11 mile run this Sunday. After a week with two five mile runs and 11 miles the previous Sunday, I was already sitting at a 21 mile week... and I wasn't feeling particularly excited to get out there.
(Yes - I was in a whiney mood.)
Luckily I didn't have any money for a bus - otherwise I might have seriously contemplated that option (!) I kept going though and reminded myself of two things.
Week 1: Am I *really* running a marathon?!
Thank you to my Sponsors
Mark Simpson - Boostly
Rob & Libby
Shannon & Rob
Aubrey + Wendy At Snap Fitness Woolston