I am running the London Marathon as a personal challenge and I am TERRIFIED. I knew it was going to be hard but I really underestimated the training and lifestyle change that I was going to have to undertake (my dry January lasted 5 days, slightly beating the length of my New Year, New Me’ diet.) My fitness level has always been ‘average/below average’ meaning I enjoy the occasional 5k run and take part in a few gym classes, but will ALWAYS take the lift over the stairs and will reach for a glass of white wine and a bag of share size chocolate buttons on a regular occasion. However the Virgin London Marathon is something I have always wanted to do since running a charity 10k 4 years ago and I am more determined that I have been for anything else… Although I currently feel sick to my stomach when anyone says the words ‘marathon’ or ‘running’.
As ever, completing a big challenge like this is a great reason to raise money for a cause close to everyone's heart. Cancer is shit and ruins peoples life. We should not be in 2019 and still losing so many loved ones to Cancer and that’s why I am running for Cancer Research. As some of you know, the team I work with at Channel 4 produce the bi-yearly telethon ‘Stand Up To Cancer’, and therefore I work very closely with Cancer Research themselves. Working so intensely on last years event has made me recognise and understand the important and amazing work that CRUK do and I want to carry on my involvement by smashing my fundraising target by running the London Marathon.
So please give however big or small you can, anything will help Cancer Research carry on their work and help us get closer to the day all cancers are cured.
My goal is to run the marathon in under 5 hours and I will cross the finish line even if I have to crawl/ be dragged over it!
Thank you xxx