Up until last year I had never even heard of A1AD, and I am sure that virtually none of you have. Keeping things short, it's something that has hit too close to home for me to ignore and not do something about. So, if I can do anything to help raise awareness, whilst at the same time some much needed funding for the charity, then I am more than willing to push myself as far as I can to help others who cannot push as hard due to this awful affliction.
Next week I will be running the Prague Half Marathon with my biggest brother Jamie. It's my first half marathon, and first time running a race since my school cross country days (bare in mind that was over 20 years ago!). I've never trained for a race. I run a handful of times a year, when I can be bothered, and it's only ever 3-4 miles MAX, so a smidgen of a half marathon. This won't be an easy task for me, despite what people may think of my fitness. I am not, and never have been, a runner. My family will vouch for that! My training has not been going well with constant injuries affecting my performance so I have not managed even half the distance on a training run. This makes me feel even more nervous, and I’m deflated knowing I won’t hit my target time. But I’ve gotta give it a go as I’m not doing this for me.
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