Tuesday, 21 April 2009

The Big Day Approaches

5 days to go!

Well, here we are, just 5 days before the Big Day and what an amazing rollercoaster ride this has been. There have been days of euphoria at various stages in our training, particularly after completing the first 10-mile run, the Silverstone Half-marathon, 15 miles, 18 and finally 20.

There have been days when the reluctance to run has been overwhelming due to fatigue, injury and a lack of motivation. And what a lot of days there have been since our training started in early November!

The most wonderful part of our journey has been the support of friends and relatives, both moral and financial, to raise funds for Carers UK. For this, Trevor and I thank you, wholeheartedly.

Incidentally, I have logged each training session and to date we have run 443 miles. That's like running from London to Glasgow!

"Let us run with perseverence the race that is set before us" [Hebrews 12:1]

Photos taken at the Silverstone Half-Marathon - 15th March 2009


Steve said...

The very best of luck to you both! Have a great day - and enjoy it!

Annie said...

Many thanks Steve for your support. I'm sure it'll be memorable!

Marianne Powers said...

Hi Annie! Love the pictures!

Annie said...

Thanks Marianne and MANY THANKS also for your donation through the fund-raising page. Your book is here (signed by Trevor)and will be mailed to you tomorrow. Hope you enjoy reading it! Best wishes, :)

Dan Gunter said...

Annie and Trevor,

I reaffirm my earlier impression of the two of you and what the photo on Trevor's blog spoke to me. In every photo you have posted here, I see the two of you hand-in-hand.

No need to reiterate the comment I wrote on Trevor's blog. But I will add "Don't stop." Obviously, you two have no plans to. Bravo.

Matthias said...

You guys amaze me. I think I will take the train to glasgow!! look forward to seeing you soon or, wot's left of you!). al

Annie said...

Hello Dan, Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on Trevor's blog - you are very perceptive person and you made our day too!
Thanks also for your generosity in donating to Carers UK - it's much appreciated! No, we won't stop :)
Warm wishes to you Dan... hope the weather over there is as pleasant as it is here.

Annie said...

Alisan, my dear friend, yes a train would be more comfortable lol.
Thanks again for your donation and support - look forward to seeing you in May :)

Dan Gunter said...


It's my pleasure. I am very much enjoying getting to know Trevor and yourself via our exchanges of business ideas and thoughts on "excellence" and related topics. Trevor speaks of you often and always does so in wonderful ways. I wish you both the best.