Up and running

12 Apr

This post could equally be entitled ‘Running Up’ for that is exactly what James and I have been doing – getting into training once more for this year’s City2Surf running race and running up hills, one in particular.

Heartbreak Hill now conquered, we just need to start upping the distances as well. (For those not familiar with this hill – please see last year’s post…)

Having run it last year, I now have a time to beat and so will be aiming to run in under 73 minutes, and why not just make that under 70 while I’m at it? With my qualifying time I can also move up a group so will competing against faster people. If anything will give me the drive to run faster, seeing someone half (or even twice) my age, speeding by, will do it. For James, who ten months a go was on a surgeon’s table having a broken patella operated on, I think being in a position to even run the 14km course, is achievement enough.

Training has commenced in a light-hearted way but as the weeks go on, it will kick in more seriously, although the distance is very doable and so I am contemplating doing the half marathon a few weeks later. This would be a challenge but still feasible – the full marathon may be a little beyond me (and my knees.)

Bondi runners

As with last year, I am raising money for a chosen charity and James is also doing the same. We have both chosen charities which we feel strongly about and want to support. James is running for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and I am running for The Butterfly Foundation. So – once again, we hold our hands out for donations! As there are two of us begging, we have both got modest targets in the hope people can split their donations between us. Every dollar counts and will certainly motivate us to get up at 6am for a run, come rain or shine!

Links to our fundraising pages are posted below. C’mon guys – it’s all for charidee!




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