……..*blows of dust*
Herm…anyone out there, Oh My, I have been naughty (No Mr Grey references!) Time sure disappears so quickly, I can not believe its been May since my last entry. Honestly, I was getting fed up with trolls, and the constant spamming, but thankfully its set up so it doesn’t post directly to my blog, but the troll messages where beginning to irritate them, so hopefully by not feeding them for a while, they would starve and move off or just die!
Anyway, what is going on with me, well back in June I completed the Nairnshire challenge, which consisted of a horrific 12.2 mile hike through the most horrendous terrain, then a 17.7 cycle through the Scottish Countryside, wasnt as bad but the rain was coming ‘down’ in a horizontal fashion (As it does in the Highlands!) making the enjoyable ride not so enjoyable.
I have 2 more races in the pipeline, and this is one of the reasons why I am dusting off the blog. Firstly, which I signed up for months ago, is the Baxters Loch Ness 10k, my nemesis, only because last year I ran it, I was in a lot of pain with flares from my lupus and just started medication which hadn’t kicked into my blood stream. So the 10k was hell on earth, painful and distressing resulting me finishing with a poor 1hr 17mins. My hopes are to knock that 17mins off my time.
The next one I am signed up for after the Baxters is the biggie and the one I am so so so excited about.
wohoooooo!!!! I am so beyond excited and nervous about this one! I entered the ballot for my charity Lupus UK, not expecting to be successful, but I, along with my good friend both found out last week we got in. We need to raise at least £2,000 for them, and I am pretty sure we will do it. I am starting a sensible training plan which hopefully will prevent injury and also not push myself to far which will result in me flaring.
So, I thought, because of the support of my friends and family that are supporting me, I will dust down my blog and start blogging my training. And, hopefully inspire other lupus patients to get out there, you dont have to run a marathon, but a brisk walk even, makes you feel tons better, and personally I LOVE sticking a finger up to lupus.
Take today for example, today is day 1 of my training plan, gorgeous day, I am following the London Marathon training plan, and day 1 suggest a 10 min jog and a 10 min run.
Just over 2 miles, and I am actually happy with that, before Lupus I would have done 3 miles in that time, but instead of beating myself up with it, I am repeating my new mantra…..’I am doing something that some healthy people wont do’
Oh, and we have a JustGiving Page