‘Tapering’ week is in full swing before the big day on Sunday. Rob, Terry and I have been tickling a couple of small, 3-5 mile runs this week, and the carb and protein fest is now truly under way. Pasta, rice, fish, chicken, lots of fluids etc – packing it all in to burn it all off this weekend!
The hype is building for this year’s London Marathon: donations have been flying in nicely (but there is still more time to give!); the ITV news website today has reported on our progress (http://www.itv.com/news/london/2012-04-20/blinded-soldier-to-do-london-marathon); and now we have our running numbers, vests and time tags, we are good to go!
I have been so proud to be training with Rob Long. His bravery and commitment to this race have been truly admirable. What makes this an even bigger weekend for Rob is the possibility that his wife Emily might be giving birth to their first child! I suggested that he simply keep running after the race to hospital, should he get the call.. Best of luck to you both!
Once again, thank you to all from Rob and myself for all the generous contributions and support. Please do pass on the word, and let’s continue raising money and awareness for Blind Veterans UK! See you at the finish line!!