Hi guys. Sorry it has taken a few weeks to give you an update regarding my progress.
I feel like my training is going well. I have now joined a running club in Preston called Red Rose Road Runners. Been going for about 5 weeks and I have felt like my running and training has got a lot better. Nornmlly we run between 5 and 8 miles. I'm loving running with these guys as it helps to give me motivation and really improved my running. Overall i'm running about 3 times a week now. Twice with the club and a long run on the weekend. Today I did roughly 14 miles and the muscles really began to hurt once I had finished.
Last weekend both me and my dad ran the Blackpool half marathon which is 13.1 miles. Part of the run was really enjoyable running near the sea. I even got drenched and felt like I was on a log flume haha. However due to the wind part of the run was really difficult as we were running against the wind. It was really tough but I was determined not to stop and not to give up and I ended doing a time of 2 hours 35 mins which I was delighted with.
Me and my dad also went to St Catherines which is 1 of the charities that I have decided to run for. My dad is also planning to run for St Catherines so we both went and had our photos taken. They also asked us a few questions and are planning to do an article to send off to our local newspaper which is the Lancashire Evening post. This should be printed within the next few weeks.
It is just over a month until the Paris Marathon now and I can't wait. The travel has been booked and I hope to do some sightseeing once I am there. I can't wait.
The fundraising is also going ok. Planning to do a bake sale at work sometime next month which will hopefully raise a lot of money. Raised nearly £300 so far so really happy. I hope to raise at least £500 by race day so if anyone can help please click on the link to make a donation and help spread the word.
You can also follow me on Twitter @falidude.
Thanks guys and hopefully will update you guys again soon!