Saturday, 28 February 2009

I'm fast approaching my first big milestone!

Well, I'm up to 76 miles and even though the weather did it's best to slow me down, I still managed to post my fastest 5 mile time. I'm very pleased with this as I was running into a 35 knot head wind, the sea's a bit bumpy and I got hit by 3 waves!

Friday, 27 February 2009

Back to the start!

I've finally managed to get a picture on here of me, starting my charity run!
The angle of the ship against the horizon gives you an idea of how much the ship was moving around.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

68 miles completed.

I'm 27 miles behind now but hopefully another 2-3 miles later today will reduce that. If only our operational tasking didn't get in the way; I'd have reduced the defecit to below 20 miles by now!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Flying without wings!

I've now completed 61 miles, having nailed 11 miles in the past 2 days and I've reduced my defecit down to 20 miles. I'm going to have to keep my daily running total at 4 miles a day for a while, as my shins are killing. To be fair though, I have done 18 miles in 3 days and 27 since the 12th! Probably, too much, too soon. But still, it is for charity and I'll put my feet up whenever we're at our next port of call.

Monday, 16 February 2009

50 miles cracked!

I'm now 1/12 of the way through, having completed 4 miles this morning and 3 miles this evening.

Here are the stats: I've completed 350 laps of the upperdeck; spent 6 hours 54 minutes running; my longest run (6 miles and also my first run) was completed in 58.22 minutes and my shortest run (3 miles, today) was 26 minutes; I've lost about 5 pounds in weight; I'm currently 23 miles behind schedule and I have 3850 laps left to run!

Now I've read that back, I feel like I still have a really long way to go! Maybe I should've just rowed the length of the Thames or moon-walked from Portsmouth to Southampton or something!

Friday, 13 February 2009

92.8% left to do!

Since Friday last week I've cracked 24 miles, which is an improvement over previous weekly totals. I also passed the 300 lap milestone today.

I did feel particularly tired doing 5 miles today; but I've not been bored........yet. I'm sure that will happen one day. Not while I've got Neil Diamond blasting into my ears, though! He always cheers me up!

Monday, 9 February 2009

Another one bites the dust.

Well another 5 as it goes. I've now completed 238 laps of the upperdeck. It was quite windy again this morning and my legs felt very tired. But I battled on and reduced my time for 5 mile by a minute.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Running like the wind.............

.............or running into the wind, whilst running uphill.

I'm 27 miles behind, which is a bit pants. Many factors have lead to me being in this position, but I'm sure I'll claw my way back. To date I've completed 29 miles and have broken the 200 lap barrier. Only another 3997 to go! It's also getting a lot warmer, even at 6 in the morning. It's lucky I bulked up over Christmas, otherwise I'll be stick thin by the time I get back!

The important thing is though, so far I've been pledged over £1400 from my shipmates alone, which is fantastic news. This is far more than I anticipated, but now I'm keen to get that figure to close to £2000. If I get £2000 or more, I pledge to complete the last 26 miles in one go. I may be a little mad (and my knees are going to hate me), but it's for charity! Further updates to follow (if I haven't been carted away by then)!