“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch”

“Imagine with all your mind. Believe with all your heart. Achieve with all your might.”

“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way”

“Don’t stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done!”

“Never throw in the towel. Use it to wipe the sweat. Then keep going!”

Well, I can’t quite believe that in three days time I will be embarking on my first ever endurance challenge (London2Brighton), in fact, my first ever challenge.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the last five months, preparing for Saturday.  It’s been great to see what I can do and feel I have achieved so much already.  The discipline of the pretty gruelling training has been so good for me and the fact that we have raised £5,000 is incredible.  I can’t thank everyone enough who has donated.  It really will go towards finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.  You can read my post on why I’m doing this here.

Up until a couple of days ago, I was so excited for Saturday.  I think I thought I was going on some sort of road trip with my friends.  That it was going to be a day or two with no cooking or washing to do.  Having read the final notes for the challenge, I now feel quite sick.  What have I let myself in for?!  Can I do this?  I know not doing it is not an option – I will get across that finish line, but in what state?  Will I embarrass myself, weeping with fatigue?  Will my feet ever forgive me?

I need to pull myself together – there’s no time for those sort of questions now.  I believe a lot of this challenge is going to be mental.  I need to stay positive.  I can do this.  Wish me luck!!

You can sponsor me on my JustGiving page or by texting JACM99 £3 to 70070 – thank you!


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