Today, Mike Allsop completed his 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days challenge. The man is a legend. There's no way around it. He also did it all for charity, to help kids living in poverty. He's as fit as they come (you have to be, to take on such a mammoth task), as crazy as it gets (see previous parenthesis) and apparently a pretty decent human being too.
That awkward time I ran 5k in a denim mini skirt carrying a purse
I'm not one that typically reblogs posts, but when you find a great post about running in a denim skirt and a purse written by a hysterical, tell-it-like-it-is blogger, you just gotta share. If you don't have time for the whole post, bookmark it for later and just read this: And then… well, then I realised I have a problem. Mike Allsop ran past, high fiving everyone, looking like he hadn’t just travelled across the globe running a marathon a day for the last week. Ultrarunning legend Lisa Tamati ran alongside him. Dozens of people joined them for the last 5k and I watched them as they ran into the distance. I stared at my flowery canvas shoes (no socks), my denim mini skirt, and the purse I was holding. I thought to myself “You’re really sick and you’re not dressed for running. That would be really stupid.” So of course I took off running and joined the group.
Posted by Jill on February 27, 2013