Almost There

In just 3 weeks I’ll hopefully be basking in the satisfaction of having completed the Great Scottish Run half marathon but it hasn’t been plain sailing.

My training has been almost non-existent in the last three weeks.  I hurt my back lifting a heavy T-shirt so didn’t run for a couple of weeks and then the holidays and work made getting out on the roads difficult.

Today I’ll be out on my longest training run, 1 hour and 50 minutes.  I’ll let you know later how it goes…

The bigger news today is that I’ve taken a big jump forward in my fundraising.  The members of Blackmount, Libberton & Quothquan and Culter churches have donated an incredible £281.  Thank you so much!!!

That means that I’m almost at my £1,000 target.  When I set out on this adventure I set my £1,000 for Christian Aid as an aspiration.  I was never sure that I could raise that kind of money or run the kind of miles needed to train properly to run 13.1 miles.  I’ve been bowled over by people’s support, encouragement and generosity.  Thank you all so much.

I’ve run 514km, spent 51 hours running and burned an amazing 41475 calories.

I’m at 90% of my fundraising total with just 10 training runs left.  It would be amazing if you could help me reach that magic £1,000 before the run on 4 September.  £1,000 will pay for 2 wells or send 40 children to school for a year.  You did that.  You changed the world!

Your money will make a huge difference to people who are in desperate need of food and shelter.  Please help if you can.  Visit or text STEW72 to 70070 to donate.

Now, where are my trainers…