The Gauntlet

As if I don’t have enough to think about I’ve been challenged to a bit of a weight loss competition!

I know that if I can shift some of the extra pounds it will make running a lot easier, so it does really make sense, however if it was that easy I’d already be a racing snake 😉

It is going to be tough, but I’m going to give it my best shot, so it looks like you will now be getting updates about my weight as well as my training.  So as not to mortify myself too much, I won’t be giving away my weight, just the total pounds lost each week.

There will be an independent (kind of) adjudicator in the shape of one of my best friends, Shona, who will be monitoring both myself and the gauntlet thrower, who also happens to be her husband Garay.

Thankfully she is fair and neither of us will get away with any nonsense, but there has already been fighting talk.  Garay has already tried to tempt me with cake and wine, but it’s not going to happen.

I’ll be posting training details regularly and give you some of my previous race times, so that you will be able to make a more educated guess if you want to enter the champagne sweepstake.  I’d also like to add that there will be 2 bottles of champagne, however one of them is most definitely for me when I complete the marathon!

First week of training proper and weigh in tomorrow!  Wish me luck because I might well need it!


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