This time last year I was training for a 10K run with the aim of completing a half marathon before the end of the year... life got in the way a little bit, but I'm now taking on that challenge by training for the Hackney Half marathon taking place this May.
I have watched the Hackney Half enviously over the last few years and last year I promised myself I would take part this year.
This time I am running on behalf of Barts Charity who support the remarkable work of staff and researchers at the Barts Health group of hospitals and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, funding ground-breaking research, state-of-the-art equipment and innovative healthcare projects.
On a personal level I'm proud to be raising funds for a charity who support the Royal London Hospital where both our girls were born, where my week old niece's life was saved and where incredible staff carry out daily miracles under increasingly challenging circumstances.
Please give generously and help support the work of this fantastic charity.