In Which I Update You With What’s Been Happening, And With What’s Going To Happen..!
“My names Marc Hemingway and for the past few weeks, I’ve been lazy.”
*Cat looks at me funny so I sit back down*
Me and Sarah went to New York in November and had a lovely time. We had five days and four nights of busyness and sightseeing and eating and it was great.
We did all the sights, Empire State Building (see above pic, view from it), Statue Of Liberty, Rockefeller, Central Park and everything in between. Also had a bit of a go on the subway!
(I won’t force you to see all the pics because this isn’t a travel blog, but if you want to they’re on my Instagram: Zepalm )
I was, as you’re thinking, signed up to a 10k run in Central Park while we were there. I recorded a DNS. (Did Not Start.) That’s because:
1. We were staying further from New York than we thought and so travel time was around an hour to an hour and a half, and:
2. It was CHUFFING FREEZING! Like minus 4 freezing! Plus wind chill brought it down a few more points so nope.
Anyway, since we’ve got home I’ve done very little in the way of exercise, if any! Any what with it being Christmas and everything I’ve over eaten and over drunken and over overed and have put a fair bit of weight back on which isn’t good!
So how do I get motivated? By entering this:
IRONMAN UK 2015
And here’s the proof:
2.4 mile swim
112 mile cycle
26.2 mile run
One after the other, no breaks, 17 hour time limit. (………oh shit!)
Training is 5/6 days a week with an average of 12-15hrs per week. Plenty to be getting on with!
My original plan was Ironman Lanzarote but I’m still not a great swimmer (only having learned how to swim last year) and Ironman UK is swum in a reservoir where as Lanza is in the sea. Plus, IMUK is a LOT closer to home!
Another factor is that Ironman Lanzarote is £380 entry but for IMUK I can (and have!) enter through a charity called Scope so it cost me £50, so long as I raise a minimum of £1000.
(Want to be the first to sponsor me? :)
So there you go! That’s what I’ve been up to and that’s what I’m aiming for.
Can’t chuffing wait!
In Other News
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I wasn’t allowed this:
Maybe next year!
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