About Today, I Have Been Mostly...
It's not about me anymore.
Way back in 1992 my brother, Andy, and I were both passengers in a serious road accident which unfortunately resulted in a broken neck for him and the loss of the use of all four limbs. A devastating blow for a young man set for a life in farming, especially as that was the only thing he had ever been interested in.
Well now my brilliant brother has announced that he has a new goal, an amazing goal. You could call it his bucket list I guess. It is "the one thing I have to do before I die" he said.
From here on, my own running is all about helping him turn that dream into reality. My mission is to raise funds, raise awareness, for the charity "Funding Adventure", their mission is to help disabled and underprivileged kids realise their dreams. It seems natural for us all to work together.
My own ultimate challenge remains - The Paddy Buckley Round - a little run through Snowdonia; 61 miles, 47 mountain tops, 28,000ft of climbing, in 24 hours.
Will I do it? I'll give it a damn good go! It'll just have to go on the back-burner for a while. For now, I've got a whole load of marathons to run - for him - for them.
It is truly not about me anymore.