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Day 365 Verrassingsfeestje!!

Een avond vol verassingen.
Ik was in de veronderstelling samen met Ankie mijn laatste 5 kilometer
te lopen.
Mijn allertrouwste fan MC zou in eerste instantie ook meelopen maar
was ‘nog niet helemaal herstelt’ van de halve marathon afgelopen Zondag.
Ankie had oppas geregeld en het leek me leuk nu we toch oppas hadden om
naderhand even een bakkie te gaan doen bij Stef en MC ,gewoon om het afgelopen
sportjaar niet als een nachtkaars uit te laten gaan.

Ankie was met de oppas de kinderen naar bed aan het doen en ik zat voor het werk
achter de computer toen Sebastiaan en Loes binnenstapten in hun ren-outfit.
Het leek hen leuk mij te vergezellen op mijn laatste dag…..
Kort daarna kwamen Patricia,Alex en Enos binnen.
Ik was aangenaam verrast door deze plotselinge wending.
We zouden naar de brug van Terheijden lopen en terug.
“5km en geen meter méér” drukte Ankie mij op het hart.

Alsof de duvel er mee speelde, op mijn allerlaatste dag doet mijn horloge het niet meer
en het regent volle bak!!
Echt ongelooflijk.
Gelukkig lopen Sebas en Loes ook met een Garmin rond en Alex met een App op zijn telefoon.

éénmaal vertrokken zag ik Ad en Diena bij de molen rondspoken.
Oké dacht ik, dat wordt dus wat drinken met z’n allen bij de van Zunderts.

Erg leuk om zo met een clubje vrienden de laatste kilometers af te leggen.

De avond had nog meer verassingen in petto want bij terugkomst bleek er een compleet
verrasingsfeestje voor mij te zijn georganiseerd!!
Toen ik binnenstapte via de achterdeur zat het hele huis vol en iedereen begon te klappen.
Totaal niet nodig als je het mij vraagt maar heb het toch ervaren als een bijzonder mooi moment.

Bedankt iedereen die aanwezig was en in het bijzonder MC die alles heeft georganiseerd.

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Day 365
Miles today: 3,05
Miles Completed: 1868
Miles To Go: 0

Day 334 Tilburg Ten Miles

Hopped on the train with Mc round noon.
Tilburg is only 15 minutes away so we had heaps of time before the start.
We walked around a little and watched the finish of the womens 10km.
9000 runners at the start today running either 10k or 10 miles.
Mc did well but for me it was a struggle.
Heartrate was very high.
Turned out that evening and the next day i had a stomach-bug.
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Day: 334
Miles today: 10,22
Miles Completed: 1716,55
Miles To Go: 93

Day 332 The bare minimum

One of those dreadful runs where i had the feeling i was running for
the first time.
Had to walk/jog ’cause of my sore foot.

Day: 332
Miles today: 3,11
Miles Completed: 1703,21
Miles To Go: 99

Day 357: Old Stomping Grounds

Good day at work today, some days you just get through loads of stuff. For me those days are when there are lots of deadlines to give me a kick.

Drove over to Aylesbury this evening to stay at my Brothers house before going down to Bristol tomorrow to watch him compete in the Superhuman games. Expect a full update tomorrow. Went for run through all the estates I used to knock about in, everything seemed so small, and old, and surrounded by loads of new houses. Nostalgia is a bitch.

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Day 357
Miles 3.12
Miles so far 1206.76
Miles to go -111.76
Trainers Nike Memories

Day 312: More treatment

Saw a different physio today as my current one has come off her bike and has cracked ribs. Anyway, in addition to my hip flexor the new guy found that I my pelvis is locked up on the left which isn’t helping my hip. He got out a gret big strap, wrapped it round me and started pulling me in all sorts of directions. A bit different, but it seemed to work.

Met up with our group Comms team today, they are going to help me promote the end of my run and give the old fund raising a bit of a push. Result! I need to raise a lot more money as at the moment I’ve probably spent more money on treatment than I have actually raised.

Another busy day, another late evening run.

Day 312
Miles 3.32
Miles so far 1061.71
Miles to go 33.29
Trainers Nike Strapping

Day 186 Schoenen in de opruiming

Weer laat thuis , dit keer naar Lelystad om een volle vracht weg te brengen.
Rond /half elf kon ik pas gaan lopen. pittig hoor als je al afgedraaid bent.

Vandaag heeft Stella besloten dat ongeveer de helft van Ankie’s schoenen
weggegooid konden worden.
Ik was het daar wel mee eens.
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Day 186
Miles today: 2,99
Miles Completed: 835,61
Miles To Go: 545

Day 285: Happy Birthday

My eldest is 11 today, time flies. He got up pretty early, which is unusual for him, and was very excited. I on the other hand was feeling pretty shit, I think its after yesterday’s vaccination so hopefully I am not actually getting ill. He’s had a pretty good birthday this year and it’s great to see him smiling so much. Better make the most of it as he’ll be a teenager before I know it.

Had our BMF today at work, BMF stands for Business Management Forum, some say it stands for Big Mother F@&£ing meeting which always makes me laugh when I hear it. It’s actually quite good as its a good chance to hear what’s going on across the business and catch up with people you don’t always get the chance to.

Went out reasonably late for my run again, all this running in the dark is killing me.


Day 285
Miles 4.82
Miles so far 971.14
Miles to go 123.86
Trainers Nike Big Boys

Day 252: Gonna Fly Now

Struggled to get out this evening, feeling exhausted. I had been playing volley ball, table tennis, chasing the kids around all day. Fortunately just as I was thinking about slowing to a walk the Rocky theme tune came on and immediately I could run faster. Dah Da De Dah Da De Dah Dah De

Day 252
Miles 3.01
Miles so far 854.61
Miles to go 240.39
Trainers Nike Rocky

Day 235: Slush

Whilst everyone is posting picture of snow, yes we know it’s snowing, we have just been left with it being quite cold and a bit of slush.

Couldn’t get out at lunchtime so went straight after work, a quick few laps of of a short loop near work then lots of stretching. My high score in the gym challenge has been beaten so I now need to try and beat that….. I’m not competitive!

Since I started the challenge I have only had 2 pairs of trainers, the first ones were already well used and did another 400 miles and to be honest could probably do more, they just don’t suit forefoot lead running and the Nike Free I have have done 400 miles now and haven’t shown any sign of wearing out, I must be pretty light on my feet ……. Not my loafers! They do hum though, think I might need to put them through the wash.

Over 800 miles done, milestone ticked.

Day 235
Miles 3.01
Miles so far 800.3
Miles to go 294.7
Trainer Nike Puppies

Day 233: The Perfect Mile

No I didn’t set a new world record or even a personal best but boy did it feel good. Set off this evening once the kids had gone to bed and was feeling pretty good. Once the first mile was over I picked up my pace a little and my stride just seemed to start flowing with ease, everything felt comfortable and balanced. There was no effort at all and I started to feel quite elated, grinning like a Cheshire Cat. I haven’t had that feeling for a while and this time it felt even more uplifting than ever. The high lasted for about a mile and despite the feeling wearing off for the last mile the smile remained for the rest of the run. If only all miles for all runs were like that.

Day 233
Miles 3.11
Miles so far 794.29
Miles to go 300.71
Trainers Nike Gliders