I usually love a big mac and I thought the fat+protein combo would have been exactly what we wanted but weirdly we both really don't fancy a burger... It's on our way so we'll make due...
Looks like we really are going to be dragging ourselves over the finish line (9k away), my hamstring and Zoe's knee (we keep on repeating 'Ben will fix it') are more or less stopping us from running on anything but flats right now...
We've both got huge smiles though and are really happy with this trip. It's been awesome.
- 1 new right hamstring
- 2 new calves
- 1 new right inner quad
- 1 new groin
- 1 new right hip flexor thing that is connected from my hip bone to the rest of me leg
- 2 new knees
- 1 new spine (current one not causing any pain but I think that's because I'm more or less numb...)
May Zoë put on order:
- 2 new legs (complete with 2 new feet)
- 1 new lower back
Zoë and I have realised that today's leg is a bit too much, we've just called a cab and are skipping the last 15km of today's 27 km stint. We're a bit too hurt to manage this one and had to make a call as we were about to leave the last town...
Hopefully we'll get a good rest tonight and be ready to finish it off tomorrow...
Here's a photo of Zoe, Cassie (Zoe's cousin), Mark and Lefi at lunch. Lovely stop and nice to have a relaxing break. My legs are in bits and Zoe and I have a very long stint this afternoon. We might be arriving after dark...
So this morning was a very hard and long leg for us. Don't think I would have made it without Vince getting down on one knee and proposing :) well that and the thought of the lovely steakwich here at the Castle Inn in Llangorse!! I think this afternoons leg is quite long as well :( going to be a long day!! But at the same time I am VERY VERY happy :)
We're just having breakfast after one of the best nights sleep of my life! Apparently I tried to kick Zoë out of bed and she didn't have the best nights sleep but I was out cold!... (there happened to be 2 beds in our room so I'm not too sure what her problem was)
I'm feeling good(ish) and after some convincing (I dabbled in some muscle rub...) she's raring to go too!
Just finished our first leg. Feeling pretty good :) Had a good stretch and we're about to change in to recovery tights and some dry clothes. As you might be able to tell from the photos, the weather has been awesome!
Well this is
it (almost), tomorrow is the day we start our Jog to Nog!! I think we are more
or less sorted. Bags are packed! Just need to have a good meal tonight and some
decent sleep and we will be off!
we have not had the best preparation in the run up to this challenge. I have
been ill since the 16th of April with a chest infection which then
became pleurisy :( I finished my second round of antibiotics yesterday and
today I feel normal for the first time in weeks! I have also been given an
inhaler as I was getting bronchoconstriction every time I tried to go for a
run. Since the 16th of April I have managed to complete one 5k run
with mild bronchoconstriction, but not severe enough that I had to stop, it was
just hard work! I also did the 5k Race for Life on Sunday with my Mam. I took
the inhaler prior to this and had no problems :) So I am hoping that I will be
ok for our epic run!
I think with
the lack of training and illness this run is going to be much tougher than I
anticipated, but luckily for me I am a fighter (and a very stubborn person!)
and I intend to power through!!
Can’t wait to
get going now and a massive thank you to all who have sponsored
us and given us inspirational words :)
In case you also wanted to donate here are the links to our just giving pages:
Last weekend Zoë and I drove from Cardiff to Gregynog to scout the run. The difficulty level decreased in Zoë's mind as she thought it was hillier then it is...
On the other hand, the difficulty level has definitely increased in my mind! I can't believe how hilly Wales is!!! This whole run is definitely not the smartest idea I've been involved in... Oh well...
Here are some photos from the route including some awesome wild (?) horses we saw in the National Park.
Zoë in the car looking at maps:
Zoë at our destination:
Zoë with these awesome "Steakwiches" that we'll be enjoying on day two of our run: