This is the penultimate post on the run. I’ve completed the programmed exercise for this week. Tuesday (my usual Wednesday session was programmed for Tuesday this week) required a 30-minute easy walk. So, Valerie and I took a lengthy walk amongst the hills of the forest. Lovely to watch the squirrels, songbirds and buzzards. Today was just a 10-minute easy walk, which was simply accomplished with a walk down to the village shop. Again, we exceeded the requirements and went the long way, via the forest track and through the old railway tunnel. Not required to do any more until the race itself. Though, I suspect that our long car journey will mean we’ll take a walk before the evening meal.
Tomorrow, we travel to the northeast to spend the night in a local pub before the race on Sunday. So, this is just by way of a reminder for those who’ve been following this series of posts.
All is now ready for the day. Number pinned to running shirt, running gear all packed (Mind you, if Valerie hadn’t reminded me, there was every likelihood that my running shoes would have remained behind!), plans made for our reunion following the run.
So, wish me luck. You can follow the race on TV, if you like. It’s broadcast live on BBC1 from 09:30 to 13:30, with highlights on BBC2 from 18:00 to 19:00. You can even follow from overseas if you follow this link and then seek out the programme from the selection shown. I’ll give you a wave (if you can find me amongst the 57,000 other runners!).
If you’re so minded, please donate to the cause I’m raising money for: Action For M.E. helped me through the trials of 10 years with ME/CFS, so I want to give them something back. So far, I’ve raised 41% of the £500 target. I’ve placed a poster in the local post office so that people from the village can donate if they wish. And a local paper has featured me. For those who missed my offer to all who give to my fundraising, I direct you to post number 50 via this link. There you’ll discover an offer of a free eBook from my entire published range. Have a look and then, please, follow the link to the JustGiving site.
You can also buy the book detailing my experience of ME/CFS and giving advice for sufferers and their carers and families, ‘M.E. and me; Chronic Fatigue: My Recovery After 10 Years‘, by clicking the title or through the links on my ‘Published Works’ tab on this website. Half the profits go to the same charity.
My next post on this will be the last, when I’ll do a report of my day once I return home. Give me a couple of days to recover, as I’m visiting my brother on the way back. All the gory details of the run, my time, my experiences, the amount raised for the charity, and anything else of relevance, will be in that final post on this subject.
In the meantime, I’ve scheduled a couple of other posts for when I’m away.