With only 5 weeks to go until the London Duathlon we have finally set up our Just Giving page.
We have decided to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Cancer is a disease thats effects almost all of us. It has hit my family quite hard unfortunately over the past and I want to give something back. Macmillan Cancer Support do an absolute amazing job in helping cancer patients and have grown to become the largest cancer care and support charity in the UK. An astonishing 98% of their income comes from donations which is spent on healthcare, financial support, information and support, campaigning, raising awareness, practical and emotional support, learning and development and Inclusion. Mike and I wish to raise at least £100 for Macmillan in helping them continue to look after the cancer patients in our society. We hope that you can spare a few quid in helping us reach our goal and spread awareness.
We received an email today reminding us it was just around the corner which kinda freaked us out so we headed out for an extra hard training session. We completed a 10k run and 15k cycle followed by a 5km run. That distance is the farthest we have went so far on our training and we were both really happy with our pace and how we felt. I was really worried we would lose our fitness while we were away but thankfully it hasn’t affected us as much as I initially thought.
I ran out of my optimum nutrition amino energy before I left. Its quite expensive £30/€35 but I stumbled upon a site called Discount Supplements which were selling it for £16.99 with free delivery ( UK and Ireland). It arrived literally just as we were coming back and boy was I glad. I really love this supplement as it helps with recovery and gives me the boost I need to continue on with my day. Hopefully I won’t be aching as much as I was last weekend!
Our diet has slightly changed as we prep for the race with a lot more carbs ( sweet potato, rice, quinoa , brown bread etc) which I’m very happy about. It is impossible to train for a race like this without having the right fuel in your belly and I have learn’t that the last few years taking part in various races. Tonights dinner consisted of meatballs with my own homemade tomato/mushroom sauce, side salad and sweet potato fries (YUM).
Again if you guys could spare a little bit of change for Macmillan Cancer Support we would be so grateful. Nearly half of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes, which means their work is set to increase dramatically and we need to support them. Here is the link once again and thanks for taking the time to read.