I'm at my desk this afternoon, feeling just a little bit guilty. You see, yesterday was my 50th birthday and I overindulged in cake, food, sweets and a few beverages as well. I was spoilt and very well looked after by friends and family.
So why am I feeling a little bit guilty? Well, two reasons. Firstly, I am in the final stages of training for the Loch Ness Marathon and my diet and training over my birthday weekend was hardly up to Mo Farah standards! Secondly, having been so well looked after, it reminded me of the charity I have chosen for the marathon. It's a charity called PATCH, based here in Tayside. Essentially, PATCH want to provide care for the terminally ill and their families.
You can read more about PATCH on the following website link.
5 months ago, I took the plunge. I decided I needed to lose weight and get fit so as part of a commitment to change and to ensure I stuck to my word I entered the marathon - at that stage I could just about run a 5K. I've just 11 days left to get in the best shape I can and I will be encouraged all the way round the 26.2 mile course knowing I am running for a great cause and all being well, my efforts will ensure that some other local people get the care and attention they deserve.
If you can spare a few minutes, please read the article above. If you would like to and are able to sponsor me please click on the link below. I appreciate that not everyone will want to or is able to support me, but all support and 'good luck' wishes are very much appreciated. Thanks to those who have already sponsored me.
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