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So, It’s been over a year since I’ve written a blog. I’d like to say that not much has happened, but it’s actually been more eventful that usual. But that’s not what I’m going to talk about today. I could spend the next ten thousand words talking about failing at dieting, loosing my gallbladder and starting to look at houses with my partner.

But I’m going to forgo that rubbish – and tell you about the stupidest thing that I have done recently.

Last year in my quest to loose some fucking weight. Yes, I used the F word. I, once again, put my name into the hat for a place in the London Marathon. Well, I never expected to get a place until that magazine landed in my letter box – gleefully telling me that I’ve been lucky enough to endure months of pain, stress and nagging from my partner “have you started running yet”, all the way up to April 24th, 2016.

So, The Virgin London Marathon 2016 – I’m in – and to prove to myself and everyone who thinks that I’m never going to make it round the grueling 26.2 miles, I’m going to do it.

I just don’t know how.

Actually, I do know how. Running – a lot. And dieting – sort of. (we all know how that’s never really worked for me)

Might as well do it for a good cause

I decided to raise money for UNICEF for 2 reasons, I actually like the work they do, it’s both here and internationally – and with all the shit that’s going on in the world, organisations like UNICEF can use all the help they can get, Also – I’m a Star Wars nut – and “Force for Change” also supports UNICEF.; so go figure. Anyway, according to a lovely guy (I assume he’s lovely) called Luke, I should start blogging about my training to drum up support. So here it is.

It’s not going very well.

I have had so many false starts, I keep finding excuses not to start training – I keep thinking “what’s my problem – I used to LOVE running” – but the truth is I’m scared. I’m scared of the pain, the disappointment and I feel that I don’t have what it takes to get through that pain barrier. But I do – I know I do.. So what’s my problem.

Laziness. Most likely.

So this is day one of my running blog. I trust that the next one will have a little more progress.