Back to Life and Back to Reality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Tinu Ogundari, 16 January 2012 –
First of all I would like to say a huge thanks again to Aly and Mac and the entire team of Brathay that made our say over the weekend a memorable one.
It was also great to meet fellow runners that i will be doing this challenge with, also Steve, Teresa, Chris and everyone that i have forgotten to mention!
Also the information that i got over the past weekend at Brathay from all the experts are going to be invaluable for the preparation in the less than 4 months before the start of the challenge and so am so grateful for that
Now the assessment of the scale of this challenge is absolutely beyond me while i was running on saturday morning as i just kept thinking OMG OMG OMG OMG over and over again, what really have i let myself in for????? can i seriously pull this off???? one marathon or even two on the very very very hilly course i can cope with but 10 (70 hours) days of that??????? I will not lie, self doubt kicked in, but i had to quickly calm myself down and just believe that I can do this that is why i signed up for it but it really is going to hurt a LOT and I am going to have to deal with that mentally as well as physically, but all this pain that will happen to my body over the 10 days will be worth it for children that are disadvantaged and need my help to give them the opportunity of a life!!!!
I am really scared and petrified but looking forward to the challenge at the same time, as you are reading this blog right now, dig deep and donate however small or big to sponsor me at www.justgiving.com/toks15 it is for a truly amazing charity and all your donations is going to brathay trust to change and empower disadvantaged young people in the United Kingdom.
With less than 4 months to go, there is still a lot of more training to be done, more importantly a lot of back to back marathon distances (26.2) miles, which is running 6 to 7 hours on my own that will be very mentally challenging, well i am going to have get use that that because that is how it is going to be on the 10 days in May so plenty of solo running done already anyway, it is a personal journey anyway!
Pls keep giving :-)
Many thanks for your support