Find it hard to believe that my next marathon of 2017 is exactly two weeks away. Nervous? Yes. Excited? Yes
My next marathon is the Wolverhampton Marathon and having ran the course last year, I more or less know what to expect this time round. It won’t be easy for sure and it is a marathon with a number of hills.
But honestly I feel better prepared going into the Wolverhampton Marathon this year and am hoping for my third personal best time this year having already ran two marathons in 2017.
I’m 645 miles into my #1000milechallenge for Children in Need now. Still find it quite remarkable I’ve been able to run 645 miles since the first day of 2017.
This week I was able to clock up 27 miles in two runs. The first of those two runs was a nine miler and it was the first time I ran from work to home. It wasn’t the quickest of runs but a good one nonetheless.
However the following day I got up feeling drowsy and pretty tired. I’d never felt that way the next day after doing a run. But reflecting on what happened, maybe I didn’t take on enough fluids after my run and didn’t get much sleep.
The second run of the week took place yesterday where I was able to do an 18 mile run. It was a decent run even if I was getting tired towards the end. Always nice to run in Birmingham and take in some of the city’s sights. And of course take a moment to take some selfies.
So as I’ve already mentioned, my next marathon is in two weeks’ time and once I have completed the Wolverhampton Marathon all eyes will be on the next one in October at the Birmingham Marathon.
I’m on target to complete my challenge and am really happy with the progress. Still a long way to go though and very much taking it one run at a time.
But as you know, I’m doing all this to inspire young children in the UK and help make a difference to improve the lives of young/disadvantaged children in the UK.
By donating to Children in Need, these are just some of the ways your donation can help change the lives of many disadvantaged children:
- A £2 donation can help an 11-year-old boy with autism develop his co-ordination and confidence at a trampoline session
- A £10 donation can help a young child take part in a speech therapy course where they can manage their stammering and grow in confidence when interacting with others
Even if it’s just a couple of pounds, please donate generously and every penny and pound donated will go towards projects nationally to help children build better lives. It will also help children to achieve their potential and turn their dreams into reality. Please help make a difference. Thank you so much.
You can donate online by visiting my JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Manish-Patel1000.
You can also follow my progress during my #1000milechallenge by visiting my JustGiving, Twitter (@Baggies20) and Instagram (manishpatel89) pages.