Thursday, 26 March 2009

Jogger's nipple.

I currently have a plaster over my left nipple. I'm thinking I may have to order a new running top over t'internet, as one of my tops is like a cheese grater. It's not good. At least it's taken my mind off my inner thigh chafes!

I'm now at 174 miles completed, and am 26 miles behind schedule.

Plodding on!

To date, I've completed 171 miles. It should be 174 by the end of today. Since last Friday, I've run 38 miles and am only 28 miles behind now. I still remain injury free although I've got some chafing between my thighs! Any volunteers to rub some vaseline into them?

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

No longer the hare; very much the tortoise!

Since last Friday (20th), I've run 29 miles and have managed to catch up 8 miles. I've also found that when I don't run so fast I can run further without any pain. So rather than trying to beat my previous bests, I'm trying to go slower so that I'm doing about a 10 minute mile. Currently this seems to be working for me. If only I'd found this out sooner; it could've avoided a lot of pain, grief and sleepless nights!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

A quarter of the way there!

I've hit the 150 mile mark and I've got my deficit down to a more respectable (but still not good) 33 miles. I've run 17 miles in the past 3 days and I'm feeling ok; not much pain anywhere and the pre and post run walking is working a treat. Many thanks to WO Bob Mortimer for passing that pearl of wisdom onto the Chicken Dipper (Jack the Ripper; Skipper; Captain; Commanding Officer).

I'm very much focused on hitting the 200 mile mark on the evening of the 1st of April which means I will have run 67 miles without a days rest (no, I'm not joking). Fingers crossed, I should only be 20 miles behind, but we'll see about that!

Friday, 20 March 2009

A little rest goes a long way............

And I really needed it. From March 5th to the 16th I'd completed 52 miles. I've had 3 days off, a few beers and now I've completed 7 miles today; 3 this morning and 4 tonight. My legs are feeling ok at the moment, touch wood. I'm now up to 140 miles (980 laps); almost a quarter done!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

A run with a view.....

..........Well not much of one. An oil platform, some dhows and lots of sea doesn't really constitute a good view, does it?

As you can see, I've still not got a tan and I haven't managed to trip over the wire on the deck yet (though, I've been close a couple of times)!

128 miles done; which is 896 laps! Hopefully by the 20th I will have completed 1000 laps!

Friday, 13 March 2009

20% done!

5 miles completed today which takes me up to 41 miles since last thursday (5th). For a couple of days now, I've been really reluctant to run, but following some advice on shin splints from the captain, I felt really quite good after the 3 miles I did tonight. Cheers Boss!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Very weak today......

And no surprise really as I've notched up my 32nd mile since last thursday. I seem to be running too fast as well. I think it's because I've got too much good quality music on my ipod. I'm going to have to put some 60's, 70's and 80's music on there. I know you're thinking that it's an excuse to put more Neil Diamond on there. But I think it might help....maybe.

Details of how to sponsor me are in the 'my profile' section. You'll also find my email address there too!

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Rubbish weather............

But it's great for running in! If I didn't know better, we could've been off the coast of the UK today, with the pants weather we're having. I'm now onto 109 miles and I'm feeling good; my shin splints are calming down, at last. I'm actually looking forward to getting up tomorrow and going for a quick 2 miler, well that's what I'm telling myself!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

I've finally got there..........

And I'm so pleased that the first 100 miles is out of the way. I'm feeling quite chuffed with myself at the moment. It's only taken me 14 hours of running (over a period of 22 days) to complete 100 miles. By the beginning of April, providing I remain injury free, I should've racked up almost another 100 miles. Fingers crossed.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Feeling good.

I've done another 5 miles today which takes me to 91 miles completed. By sunday evening I want to have got to the 100 Mile mark. The amount I've been pledged currently stands at a little over £1900, which is fantastic. I'm getting nervous though as it's getting very close to the £2000 mark which will mean I'll have to do a marathon at the end! £1995 would be a nice round figure, I think!

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Laughing in the face of injuries..........

............or is it because I got mentioned in the Navy News? Anyway, I think I may have shrugged off both ankle injuries. I did 5 miles this afternoon and although one ankle was a little stiff, I've had no re-occurrance of the pain. I'm now 40 miles behind and have 85% to go. There is a good chance that I'm not going to achieve the 600 miles in the time scale I wanted, but I'm not giving up just yet. There's still plenty of time to catch up, even if I have to moon-walk the distance !

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

A second injury!

I've bruised my other ankle now; I slipped in the shower and bruised my ankle bone. It's not that bad though and I'm hoping I'll be ok in the morning. If I'm not, then I will start walking the mileage instead. I've got to do something as I'm 36 miles down now. Not a happy bunny, currently.

Monday, 2 March 2009

The first major injury!

Rubbish! My ankle hurts when I put weight on it. It was enough to stop me running this morning, so I'll rest today and see how I am in the morning. Up to 81 miles now and still loads behind; I may have to start rowing the the remaining 519 miles!