Today’s posts from our featured Port Elizabeth Blogger:
It’s time to run the London Marathon! by Look Sharp in Lycra:
The training is done. I couldn’t eat another bowl of pasta. I’ve answered question after question about Vaseline, nipples and blisters. I’ve put in the miles at Monday night running club; faster shorter runs on Saturdays; up hills and down dales on Sundays; and long rainy runs on the windy Norfolk coast.
It’s the London Marathon this Sunday, and I’m ready.
I’ve had 71 people so far support me by putting their hands in their pocket for the Pattenmakers Charitable Foundation, and have less than £900 of my £3,000 target to go. If you wanted to sponsor me but haven’t got round to it, please, please do it now if you can: http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/LookSharpInLycra.
The focus for months has been on me, my training, my body. I’m very much aware how supportive my wife Val has been, how much she’s had to put up with, and how much I’ve been writing and talking about ‘me’ and ‘I’ for months.
Yet all around, there are reminders that the Virgin London Marathon is about anything but me. The 35,000 other people who all have their own story, their own motive for taking on this challenge, their charity that means so much to them.
For Paula Radcliffe,