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Getting the word out

Posted by Oli on Tuesday 26th February, 2008

Great day today – not only did I get through a second gym session in 2 days with no ill effects (read all about it…), but also found out that I’ve hit the Plymouth Sound website.

Because the Marines are based in Plymouth (and possibly because my bro happens to be dating one of the presenters), the local radio station (I say local, they’re pretty awesome, not like some “locals”  I could speak of….) have picked up on the marathon story and are running pieces not only on air but on their website too.  They’ve even included links to the ODR and my Just Giving page so people can either show their support financially or just by signalling their intention of saving someone’s life after they’re gone.

It’s getting quite exciting this marathon lark.  What with the gym sessions and all, I’m starting to think that being able to run a mile in 6 weeks’ time isn’t necessarily totally beyond my reach.  Not sure how fast I’m going to do it, but then the Marines are going to have done 25 miles and be weighed down with 30lbs of kit, so at least I’m not going to be the only one looking shattered by the whole thing.  Although I think I might feel a little inferior jogging across the line just little ol’ me – I might have to fill a rucksack with polystyrene to make myself blend in more.

I also impressed myself today by being remarkably sensible and going against my all-go post-Tx mood and having a sleep this afternoon.  We’ve had a bit of a busy few days since heading to friends in Kettering on Sunday and having two early-morning hossie appointments for K two days in a row, which has added up to not much sleep and lots of go-ings during the days.  Getting back in from the hossie run to Northampton this morning, I spent a bit of time trying to keep sleep at bay checking my emails and doing some work-y bits and pieces, but in the end decided that if my body says “tired” then to bed I must take it – not point playing games with a body still in recovery.

Pretty smart, huh?


3 Responses to “Getting the word out”

  1. Hayley said

    Wow what fab news about Plymouth sound website how cool is that. Watch out Hollywood here Oli comes…..
    Just to say you do not neew the polystyrene filled rucksack you will look cool and everyone who knows you and cares about you will be always proud of you. Hope K’s hospital appointments went well.
    See you both soon
    Love you both lots
    David, Hayley and Robert xxxx
    P.S. have a fab day today xxx

  2. Jayne said

    You are putting us all to shame!!

    Good luck with the training.


  3. J said

    Hi Oli,

    use a balloon instead of that “white stuff” it will be lighter

    have a very good weekend away.


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