The next challenge…

I’ve talked about this a bit lately so I promise this will be the last you hear about if from me in a while – but I completed a half marathon on Sunday for an amazing charity, SSNAP.

We’ve raised £1,500 so far and I’m still buzzing about this to be honest.

The atmosphere was decent, despite a little bit of rain before the start. But then it happened… I was about 4 strides in and the heavens opened with what can only be described as monsoon like weather, of course it bloody did! In fairness, this just added to the atmosphere but it did feel like I was carrying an extra stone in weight around with me, which was not ideal.

The run itself was a hard slog and is definitely not something I’m rushing to do again anytime soon. I crossed the line with someone I befriended with about a mile to go, which really helped and before I knew it I was drying out, eating steak and absolutely loving life again!

Since then, I’ve had a massive blow out – including, but not limited to Nando’s, visiting the colonel, Maccy D’s, Greggs and the Pie Pub – for anyone in and around the Banbury area, I cannot recommend this place enough.

And with the two big rugby matches tomorrow followed by Liverpool v Man Utd on Sunday, it’s fair to say this blow out will probably last until Sunday.

My legs ached for a few days but now seem back to “normal”, so its back to the gym tonight to get myself back into a good routine.

As you can probably tell I definitely haven’t caught the bug for running and still don’t really enjoy it; I’ll probably just continue to use it to get to places a little bit quicker, like the car when its raining, or to the bar as you see a group of 20 people about to walk in.

With this in mind, I’m now beginning to look forward and need a new challenge to help me focus in the gym; so if you have any suggestions please let me know as I could do with some inspiration.

Have an awesome weekend!

Danny B

Dan Beecher

Finance & Banking Consultant

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