Happy New Year everyone! I hope this year brings great things for you all and provides you with countless opportunities for adventure! Last night I seized my first opportunity of the year and entered into the Dublin Marathon! A decision aided by alcohol, misguided confidence and safety in numbers. Although the idea of physical challenge has always been of interest to me, I’ve just been too lazy to chase it. But now with the decision made and my entry confirmed, there is no running away (pun intended).

In terms of how this will work out, I’ll be running the marathon with both my dad and my sister’s boyfriend and we are all currently at differing levels of fitness. My dad completed the Dublin Marathon about 6 years ago as part of some form of mid-life crisis and has continued to run from that point onwards. I’m a recent Couch To 5k graduate who can just about manage “running” 5km in one sitting. Adam has no formal “training”, yet, but plays football weekly. Ideally we all need to be at a similar level so we can start training together.

Additionally I’d like to use the marathon as a platform to raise money for charity. However, I haven’t decided on the charity yet. The charity will be announced at a later stage so look out for that in a future post! You can keep up to date by subscribing to my mailing list or by following my facebook page.

For now though, I’m off to Aberystwyth for a month long graduate internship as a PHP Applications Developer. This means that I’ll have to motivate myself to go out and run 5k at least once a week. This will be something new to me as I normally rely on others to drag me out running!