Saturday, April 14, 2007

Serious countdown ...

Right. 8 days 'til marathon day.

G's training is supposed to be winding down now.


Everything else is winding up.

Big time.

Neurosis - several points up.
Terror of getting last minute virus - at the max.
Losing things (today it's his mobile and his 'lucky' running tights) - on the red.
Mood swings - at tipping point.
Strange habits - no worse than usual. (Still going to bed with a hot water bottle and wearing woolly hat.)
Last minute horror - this could be it. The running vest he has to wear to show he's running for Refuge is not only shocking pink, but also has the Sun logo on the back.
Blood sugar - swinging.
Teeth - ground to stubs.
Support - superb. (Lots of emails, texts and phone calls wishing him luck. Also Marathon Mum kindly sent him a copy of her book, Running on Empty, which he's buried in when he's not running, testing his blood, chewing raw garlic or searching for lost items.)

So - looks like we're nearly ready then ...

If you want to make all this worthwhile, please go here to sponsor him.

Update: That link should have been Maniacmum. Sorry. And the book is brill ...

10 comments:

Minx said...

And how is G in all this? Surely he must be suffering too!!

Debi said...

Hey, Minx. This is MY blog! If G wants to moan he'll have to do a Confy and get his own.

Marie said...

Wish him good luck from me.

Minx said...

Wish the lanky streak all the very best from Cornwall. I shall watch the torture with a pint of lager and a box of cream cakes.

Debi said...

And I'll be lying in the gutter on the Embankment, chain smoking Players Navy Cut and drinking gin. One must strive to achieve balance in life, don't you know ...

carolyn says said...

maybe you can get some stickers to cover up the sun logo? or can he tuck the shirt into his lucky tights and cover it up?

Jane Henry said...

Debi, thanks for the mention - though the Marathon Mum you linked to isn't me!! The book is though...

And GOOD LUCK TO GREG ON SUNDAY.

I'm shouting can't you tell...

love Janex

Meloney Lemon said...

Why have I got an image of a fish on a bicycle???

I think it came from the 70's

Just ignore it.

Debi said...

Carolyn says - welcome and thanks for the practical suggestions. We've also toyed with the idea that he should wear the vest back to front and cover the Sun logo with his race number. Image is all and he can't decide which is worse - the logo or appearing too dim to put his vest on the right way round ...

Jane - oops. Sorry - I'm easily confused but have got the correct link up now.

Mel - 'a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle' was the slogan. Or so I'm told. Of course I don't actually remember since I wasn't born at the time. Being only 19(ish) now ...

carolyn says said...

my vote is for looking dim, although you could say he's trying to be fashion forward and start a new trend