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Why, just why, why are you doing this? #TWO'R

Ironjediby IronjediJun 16th 2017
Why, just why are you doing this?

So on the eve on what will undoubtedly will be my longest ever run I feel pretty cool. All the hard work has already been completed, Ive trained pretty hard and been fairly consistent in my training. My legs and bones feel pretty strong. The knees and hips are good and Im ready physically. Ive prepared myself equally mentally for this too. Well I think I am. ;-)

I have so much kit packed, I have emptied all the cupboards of food and think I am good to go. This is an eating competition after all!

Thanks for all the support and encouragement that you have given me. Thanks to all the great companies that have also helped along the way. The support crew who without them this would not be possible. The guys I convinced to take on the Twor with me, although in truth they did not need much persuading. Thanks to my wife Wendy who has allowed this mid life crisis I am having to continue over a period of years, her encouragement and support is the best. It really does help. No matter how far I get I know I would have given it my best shot. There are a few things deep inside my head that I am sure I will connect into to get me through as much as I can. I have this!

One of the things Ive learnt about all this endurance nonsense is it doesnt matter how fit you are. Ive seen many fit looking guys at races with washboard six pack stomachs with all the expensive kit and you see them give up. You can be the fittest person in the world but it wont matter, what you need is a strong mind and big heart. Im not the fittest guy in the world and most of the time I just wing it! I do however seem to have a switch that I am unable to turn off, once I set myself a goal I need to reach it and push myself mentally and physically to get to it. To reach that goal. I believe in myself and prepare myself with a positive mindset. If you believe in yourself then you are more than half way there. If you went into something like this not believing you could finish then whats the point. I might as well not bother, save my time, my body and the writing of this blog which I dont even know if anyone really reads.

One of the other things I take to these events, although this is not an event, this is a FUN RUN is the understanding and realisation that no one has forced me to do this, this is not punishment for something Ive done in my life and at events you have paid to be there. This should be fun and enjoyable otherwise dont do it. I love the openness and the beautiful locations if allows me to visit and appreciate. It has to be fun. I plan to watch the sun set at Durdle Door, the sun rise at Studland and set again over Portland. Enjoy the freedom of the wind blowing past me, the sun beating down on my balding (thinning) head, the sound of the sea crashing into the rocks and appreciating the wildlife we share this planet with. All in all I am going to enjoy myself.

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So Why?

To challenge the body and mind, to see what the limits are. To grow old being fit and healthy. To visit beautiful locations to see landscapes and wildlife. To meet interesting inspiring people. To make friends and memories. To raise awareness and help others less fortunate. Because doing nothing is boring. Do something today.

Watch this space as this FUN RUN for me kicks off a journey I have been on for the last six months and in 364 days the real challenge begins #241120262 .................................
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