Tuesday, 16 February 2010

It's 26 NOT 20!

Training continues to go well - and got up to 9 miles on Sunday morning. Too many hills for my liking but I made it!

Soooo I was running along thinking "well now, if next week I do 10 then I'm half way" and I was very happy with myself. Until the clogs did a few turns and suddenly I realised it was 26 miles NOT 20 ha!

So not quite half way there but 95 days to go so we'll get there.

I received an email the other day from a a charity called "the A21 campaign" . The A21 Campaign stands for abolishing injustice in the 21st century. Anyone can join - everyone can make a difference.

* Roughly 2 to 4 million people are trafficked in and across borders each year.

*Human trafficking is now a leading source of profits for organized crime, together with drugs and weapons, generating an estimated 9.5 billion dollars per year.

* The overwhelming majority of those trafficked are women and children.

* The average victim is forced to have sex up to 20 times a day.

All of a sudden your bad day at work doesn't seem so bad anymore does it?

* The CIA calculates that profits from one trafficked woman alone averages around 250,000 American dollars per year.

Find out more, and how you can help HERE

One question for you:
Should someone do something about this horrifc slavery?
I'll leave the answer up to you

Steph xx

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

It's been a while!

Well it's been a while since I've posted. Here are my excuses:

More snow
Even more snow


bad hamstring
calf muscle that wasn't happy

So those are my excuses :-) or rather :-(

BUT we are back on track HORRAY!!

I had felt that I was on a real good run (pun not intended) before Christmas. Then Christmas arrived and it all went wrong! Few weeks not running and it's amazing how quickly you lose the miles.

Then when I started again I pulled a muscle, then another one. Good job I have a lovely sports therapist as my husband :-) I'm not very good at being told what to do - not sure if that's a woman thing or just a awkward thing- maybe both. However I have been learning to listen - and have done my exercises and stretches and it would seem my lovely little muscles are happier.

Sooooo - I have been to the gym quite a bit and out for a couple of runs and so far so good. 6.5 miles yesterday at a good pace and it felt good to be back out. Except the last mile that I got caught in the snow/rain/hail. That was not so much fun. The drivers going past must have thought I was mad. I really wanted to stop them and tell them that when I left the house it was actually quite nice out! And no bad pain, just good "I know I've done some exercise" pain (I secretly love that pain!)

So we are back, hopefully back for good. I have my training plan on the fridge and as long as my legs don't decide they don't want to run - then in 101 days Edinburgh here we come!

Please keep sponsoring this fab cause. Donating money to this cause, however little, will ensure that women, children - and men, are saved from this modern day slavery.

Steph xx