The Acre Foundation

Eight weeks to go

Posted on 21 February 2013 by Lydia

Eight weeks to go

How time has flown since my last blog: Christmas has come and gone, we said goodbye to 2012 and have welcomed 2013 with open arms – and in that time my training for the London Marathon has had its ups and downs.

The January routine got off to a great start, with a dedicated training schedule four times a week (including regular running in the dark before work – and for twelve miles in the snow) but unfortunately it became hindered in the final week of January as I suffered with an ankle niggle. Thanks to a fifteen mile run in Richmond Park, this niggle has turned into a rather fat ankle, a limp, and a ban on running. Walking was also a struggle.

Lydia training in the snow

Three weeks passed, and with constant ice packing and regular physio sessions, I have just started running the streets of London again – and it’s great to be back! I’ve never been one for sitting in and resting, so this time off exercise had been incredibly frustrating – I was itching to get my trainers back on again. However, one has to bear in mind that the ultimate goal is crossing the finishing line, and so getting there takes incremental training along with a sensible diet and a controlled wine consumption!

Having time off training over the last few weeks has allowed me to focus more on my fundraising activities. I have now committed to baking breakfast for the Acre office every Monday and hosting dinner parties – to help raise money for Oxfam. Everything helps, however small, so please feel free to visit my fundraising page to donate to Oxfam, and to help me to get round the 26.2miles on Sunday 21st April.

Current fundraising total: £551 (27% of target)