Having now completed a marathon or more a month since Nov 10, my body is definitely getting used to the distance. Expecting to wake up with sore legs after the Forest of Dean ultra, I didn’t – nor did I experience any form of delayed onset muscle soreness. I admit to feeing a bit tired early in the week, but since then it’s been back to normal.
Thurs was a treadmill session, Sat was a fast 2 hour hilly x-country run and today was a tempo road run for just over an hour. As well as taking my usual multi-vitamin, I’ve also started to take something called Udo’s Oil. I’ve read about it a number of times and it’s supposed to be good for fat conversion as well as for lubricating the joints. As my 50 miler is probably going to take 12 hours, fuelling is going to be a real challenge if I have to rely on carbs alone.
Sponsorship has started to pick up slowly, but I’m going to need a lot of support if I’m to hit the £16,000 mark. I’ve met and spoken with quite a few people who say they are going to support Armed Forces Day and hopefully the release of the Armed Forces Covenant will remind others that regardless of the politics, there are young men and women laying their lives on the line so that others can enjoy the freedom to go about their business as they choose. Whilst doing their duty, some of these soldiers are unfortunate enough to experience life-changing injuries; which is why the work of the Defence Medical and Rehabilitation Centre at Headly and Service charities like ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are so important. With 5 weeks to go to Armed Forces Day, please keep spreading the word and remember that even the smallest donation can make a difference.