One fat knee and one chocolate fudge cake….

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….does not good marathon training make. Actually scrap that, the choccy cake felt well deserved but the fat knee? Dan is resting for 2 weeks and (not-so) secretly enjoying his vacation from the regimented training. Especially as I set off in the rain on Saturday and came back in rain a couple of hours later. Truthfully it is a worry and we are hoping rest and time will do the job before we tackle 21 miles on Sunday. If not, I think it will be the last big run for Dan before the race. I don’t particularly want him hobbling up the aisle (wait  – that’s my role) but more importantly we need to be ready to take on the ultimate challenge! Which is a. London Marathon or b. marriage?

Not all doom and gloom though- we raised  a fantastic £120 hosting the first of a series of marathon dinners. 6 guests, 3 courses cooked chez Epsom, and no complaints. Score! I may have been cooking/running/cooking/running all week but well worth it for a Friday night with friends in aid of St Joseph’s Hospice. So thank you!


If anyone else wants to host a dinner/coffee morning/bake sale, all and any donations to the charity would be most gratefully received. (Plus it does feels so good) 

Or if you don’t have the time or the inclination, you can sponsor us at Just Giving. Let’s make that sore knee feel worthwhile! 

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Running a marathon is a walk in the park, right?! We have done a couple of half marathons, and this has always been the ultimate challenge.. but three weeks before our wedding? Everyone has told us we are mad. Raising money for the fantastic charity, St Joseph's Hospice, on the other hand makes total sense! Providing unequivocal vital care and support for patients and their families with life threatening and serious illness, St Joseph's Hospice is far reaching but costs £15 million a year to run, so very much relies on generous donations (like these) to keep doing it's vital work. We appreciate any support you can for St Joseph's Hospice and we in turn, hope to keep you amused with training anecdotes, cringe worthy photos and brief blogging... wish us luck!

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