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Matt (Tommy) initially decided to run to support the Brain Tumour Research because I was diagnosed with a Meningioma in 2014. See below for more details. Sadly another family member had developed a deep set of Tumours around the same time and died in 2017, Andy this is for you too!
Initially Matt was going to train and keep this a secret, but due to the Thomas trait he just could't keep it to himself. When Matt told me what he was planning, not only did it fill me with pride that my overweight, non running brother was prepared to attempt a marathon, push himself so much, and make such a huge commitment he persuaded me to join him, I really wanted to support him and for both of us to set a personal challenge. Neither of us are experienced runners, we often walk to the pub and back but that's about it.
It will most certainly take us both out of our comfort zone but we are 100% committed and have set time target of 6 hours. We often forget the impact things have on the people around us, my brother, Matt Thomas is amazing, often an inspiration and has always been supportive then and now.
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Someone once said that "Just being alive can really hurt" well it can so so much, physical pain, mental anguish, anxiety, the secrets we keep to protect those around us.
However all of this is what helps us realise we are actually alive, breathing, living, growing, learning, laughing, crying, singing, dancing. Being alive doesn't have to hurt all the time.
There are two things I have taken from my experience which is be honest to your self and live, live every single moment possible to the best of your ability, be kind, generous, forgive and love!!
This is the first time I have admitted to myself, in fact to anyone how I felt at the time, it really is quite a relief!
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