Our podcast is now live! Many thanks to our founding member Haydn Elliott for having us for a chinwag at the The Inspiration Space and thanks to Jamie Sparks for interviewing us. CLICK HERE AND give it a listen, sit back and relax
And that’s a wrap. £16,380.00 raised for @youngmindsuk. Thankyou to everyone who donated and supported us throughout the entire time! We bloody did it!
Sorry for the lack of posts but there is not much connection in the desert as you might expect. So we all survived and crossed the finish line together. Now somewhat bruised, battered and loss of some serious body weight are going to take the weight off our feet.
Here we are in the desert and proof that we survived and finished.
I’m back in business! Been savagely frustrating the last few weeks watching all the boys training but that’s all over now. I’m fully fit and back in the game. The way I’m viewing the training side of things is to build it slowly until mid August and from then on nothing else matters but getting my body ready for the task at hand.
In other news….. this run and everything involved with it has been such a fulfilling experience so far. Everyday I am doing something that I know is going to benefit somebody else and that is something that keeps driving me forward. Every email sent to a potential donor…every stretching session I am doing that will help me cross the finish line… every tiny progressive task that the team does moves The Trailblazers Club forward and that means the end goal is closer!
From a personnel standpoint….. Everything seems to be coming together for the chaps. Joshua finally got a text back after an emotional couple of weeks. I thought we had lost him there for a minute but all is looking good now that his lady friend has stopped ignoring him. Harry has started his new job and Tom is making the most progress in regards to the running….
In regards to our fundraising campaign for YoungMinds, we will be up to 20% of our target in the next few weeks. The team is working hard on getting our fundraising event together…. This will be announced in the coming weeks and I think it will be a special night.
All in all everything is very positive and with three months to go it is game on!!
10 weeks down, 15 to go.
I know that we still have a long way to go and many miles to cover in training but I am actually feeling really good thus far. I am feeling a lot better after each run and the long distances are becoming easier and easier, with a faster recovery.
Chafing is an issue... A real issue. Having to walk in to a pharmacy wide legged, moneyless, mid run and explain to three females that I have really bad butt chaff and need something immediately. I know its not quiet Josh's shitting in the leaves, but it was enough for me. After a bit of cream, I was back on the road and enjoying the rest of the run.
On the fund-raising and Auction event side of things, we as a team are making some great progress and heading in the right direction. This is all for an amazing cause and each and every single donation, sponsor, spreading of the word makes a different and one that is bigger than any of us will ever realise.
To sum it all up. 10 weeks in and loving every moment. Cannot wait to be out there in the desert with the boys.