Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Almost half way!

I'm 43 miles short of the half way point..............When I get there, maybe I should get the train back! Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't I be around the York area now? Maybe someone can find out and email the answer.

Even though the weather was a bit muggy today, there's less flies about now and I've not taken any extra protein in today.

I'm still struggling to get up for my morning runs, but once I'm up, it's been hard trying to slow myself down. I am getting used to running slower and have been acheiving 9 and a half minute miles, in the afternoon, but it's just the mornings that I have problems with. You'd think after 3 months of this, my body would be accustomed to the shock of getting up early. It hasn't. It's going to have a massive shock, though, on Sunday when I'm running 8 miles in one go! Strangely I'm looking forward to it!

Monday, 27 April 2009

Back into the swing of things!

I've had a fantastic break from running, which has done me the world of good. I felt quite good as I completed 4 miles this evening in my new running top. I'm not too impressed with the amount of flies we have onboard at the moment. I'm sure I swallowed a couple tonight!

The weather has got a lot hotter, even first thing in the morning, so I'm sure my runs will start getting a lot harder. I'm going to have to watch that I'm not losing too much weight either; I lost 15 pounds during the 20 days of running before my holiday. Maybe I should ask the chefs if I can have 2 puddings from now on!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

A well deserved break.

I've had 2 days off as my achilles on my right heel was playing up. Because of this, I've felt really guilty, so I banged out 10 miles last night! I feel surprisingly good this morning.

My final totals, before I head off on holiday, stand at 245 miles (1715 laps) completed (about 40%); I have 2485 laps left to run and I'm 1 mile ahead of schedule. I've completed 112 miles in the past 20 days and 245 miles in 79 days. I've been pledged over £2500 so far, which is fantastic!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Getting ahead of myself!

I've clawed my way back from 38 miles adrift to 1 mile ahead. I've run 98 miles in 16 days which is a shin splintering 686 laps of the upperdeck. I'm not finished there though; I aim to carry on until our next stop to try and put myself as far ahead as I can before I start my marathon training. I'm planning to do my marathon around the 18th/19th of July depending on the ship's programme. I've also pledged to run the first 2 miles in fancy dress if I get over £4000 in sponsorship. I'm thinking Dusty Bin may make a return! Will put a picture on here to show you what I mean!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

3 miles behind scehdule!

I've ran 80 miles in 14 days and am almost back on schedule. I could really do with a rest day as my legs feel very tired and sore (I should have had 2 but decided to run 6 miles on each!). I'm so focused on getting back on track, though and I feel really guilty when I've had a day off, that I just want to keep on plodding on!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009 not a dirty word.

I missed a run yesterday morning, because I really couldn't be bothered to get up. So as a punishment I treated myself to a 6 mile run last night! I won't be sleeping in again!

Anyway, I've cleared the 200 mile mark and have 390 miles left to run. Since the 20th, I've run 77 miles without a day off and providing I complete 3 miles this afternoon, I'll only be 9 miles behind schedule.

You'll be pleased to know that my chafing has gone and my nipples are on the mend!