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.
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.
Mike ran a marathon a day in each of the world’s continents last week, starting in the Falkland Islands on Monday, moving onto Santiago, then up to LA, across to London, down to Casablanca, then to Hong Kong and finally Auckland, today.
I have barely moved from bed in the last 4 days.
It all started kind of turning to custard on Wednesday. First I had one of my old school migraines. Later that day, came the sore throat and…
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