Only 5 days to go and Steph and I hit the Jurassic coast for the first of our 4 back to back marathons.
I’ve been tapering, which generally involves hardly any exercise, but still having the ravenous appetite of an athlete who’s been used to running 70 miles a week, and chomping at the bit as I remind myself it’s ok to not run but try not to gain half a stone! and my legs actually need a break!!
I also go everywhere with a dettol air spray, open windows on all car journeys with my kids and consume more vitamins than George did mid chemo! all in a vain attempt to keep away from my childrens germs so I make it to start line. sleep deprivation is just par for the course and ill actually sleep more during the event than i ever do at home as ill have 4 days without my kids……spa weekend it isn’t but who needs bubbles and massages when you have rego recovery shakes, and sis gels.
After 5 months of really tough, both mentally, and physically challenging training I can say I am ready. I am ready to run 106 miles over 4 days with my bestest running friend in all the world Stephanie James. There’s not many people in the world who when you meet up for a wine and suggest a new challenge says yes without hesitation and then actually sources the crazy races for you, and then we you tell her it actually involves not 1, not 2, not even 3 that she has planned but 4 marathons back to back…..yep that’s love!
I am ready to live in a caravan for 3 days, to eat sleep and breath running, recovery and porridge. We are ready to work hard for the 1000’s of pounds that have been donated for fightforgeorge. So that I may be able to make a small difference to the some really amazing charities. I am ready to shout from the coastal paths that George kicked cancers butt and now we are unstoppable in our desire to make future generations more aware of symptoms at pre-diagnosis stage, to continue to remind our community to give blood and become bone marrow donors, to continue to raise awareness and funds for the charities on the front line of making a difference to families like ourselves.
Most of all I am ready to get #outofourcomfortzone to show my love for George. This is his legacy, it is his power, strength and fight that I take and run with.
No child should see, hear, feel or have to live through or with the aftermath of what is cancer.
So bring it on….the event to officially launch fightforgeorge.org