Shin Splints, Shits and Success

another medal for moosey

another medal for moosey

 

I can now hang up my running vest, consign the running shoes to the bin and retire gracefully from the running malarkey that has consumed my life for the past few weeks.

Or can I?

Either way I signed up for the Bupa 10k run in October in one of my hyper moods and today I achieved my only target which was to finish the race!

Struggling with shin splints I had to make 2 emergency IBS related toilet stops and a visit to St John’s Ambulance for some pain killers, which made a big difference to my finishing time, but the time taken was irrelevant what mattered was that I finished! There were around 12000 runners and I finished in the top 10000!

buparesult

I also raised over £500 for Mind which I know they will be so appreciative off so a massive thank you to those who kindly sponsored me, especially as I know that money is very tight for a lot of people. The support some of you show me is nothing short of inspiring and I am very humbled by the words of encouragement and praise that people shower on me!

Onward and upwards to the next challenge, I fancy a sky dive next time around. At least that will only hurt when I hit the ground as opposed to every step but who knows this running bug may drive me on to something more next year…

If you wish to sponsor me you can still do so via http://www.justgiving.com/garrywilliams

As for me, I am going to allow myself to feel incredible pride at another achievement Moosey has done since having depression. See you at the start line next year?

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Run for your life Moose!

I have registered to take part in the Bupa London 10,000  to raise money for Mind

This is a massive thing for me because we all know I am a fat git with knackered knees BUT this will give me something to aim for in the next months. The event is on May 27th and already my knees are screaming “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”

And so it begins – I have not run since I was a teenager and I was considerably lighter then! But I WILL do this and lose weight in the process.

You can donate here http://www.justgiving.com/GarryWilliams all donations would be amazing the minimum I am looking to raise is £150 but hopefully we can smash that figure please help spread the word!

It will be worth your donation to know how much pain and suffering I will endure to do something incredible in my life for once.

Who knows after 10k run the marathon could be my next goal in 2014!

Massive massive thanks to Liam who kindly donated the registration fee for me!