Last Day of 2013, or ‘Challenge Eve’


In which I look forward (?!) to the year ahead

Today is my last day of over eating and over drinking, of being lazy and not paying attention to what food I have, or of how much if it I eat. My last day of copious amounts of alcohol (it IS New Years Eve after all…) and tomorrow will see my last hangover for a long while.

Because tomorrow, January 1st 2013, is the first day if my year long challenge of running and/or biking a total distance of (at least) 2013 miles, raising (at least) Β£2013 for charity.

I’m also going to follow a 28 day nutrition plan and a 28 day fitness plan for all of January. Me and Sarah have been to Tesco today to stock up on healthy foods, and the fitness plan is less than ten minutes a day. Prawns for breakfast tomorrow! (Seriously.)

The main problem at the minute is that I’m quite ill. Had a rough head and sore throat for the past few days, so might not be getting the average miles in tomorrow (5.5miles a day for a year.) if not, when I’m better I can get riding on the Turbo Trainer that Ironman Tony has given me. (As soon as I set it up in the shed.)

Both Nigel and Duffy say they’re joining in on the challenge, so at least I’ll have some company. Also, there’s a few people on here too who day they’ll be joining in, so good luck to us all!

(Also, thanks to the nice reviews left on amazon for my blog. If anyone else wants to leave one, please do! Search amazon for ‘Hemingway run’ the ‘leave review.’ Don’t have to buy it to review!)

Wedding Day
On the 23rd December, myself and Sarah got married. It was a perfect day and it all went… Well… Perfect! We’re just about recovered, and I want to thank everyone that sent us nice messages, especially the ones on here who I’ve never even met!

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30 thoughts on “Last Day of 2013, or ‘Challenge Eve’

  1. SO SUPER CUTE! I was hoping you’d post a cutesy wedding picture. The running ones are great obviously but weddings are sparkly and pretty and… well, congratulations! Such exciting news and looks like you had a really beautiful wedding :]

  2. Hi. Thanks for checking out my blog. I enjoyed reading several of your entries, and look forward to following your 2013 challenge.

  3. Aw! Congrats!!! My husband and I got married on 7-7-7 (he picked the date – he said he wouldn’t forget that one)!! lol I’ve been sick with the flu so – needless to say I didn’t go run yesterday. I really need to find a gym so I can get on the treadmill!!!

  4. Congrats on your marriage!!! I ran today, but hadn’t since the 13th of December…and instead I ate and drank everything in sight. Time to get my butt back in gear too!

  5. Congrats. You are married!

  6. Congratulations on the nups! I always run (or ride) through colds and flus unless it’s the second day (where even my hair hurts). I believe that getting my body temp and heart rate up really shortens duration and severity. I could be wrong but I’ve been doing it for years and am happy with the results.

  7. Congrats on your wedding! Here’s to a great 2013!

  8. Congrats on the marriage And good luck on the 2013!

  9. Congratulations and may 2013 be a stellar year for both you and Sarah!!! πŸ˜€

  10. Congratulations! You both look wonderful and very happy :).

  11. Congratulations on your wedding! And I love the idea of running 2013 miles in 2013! I still have to think of some training goals for myself for this year!

  12. Congrats on getting married. I’m tying the knot myself on Jan. 3! Happy running in 2013!

  13. Congratulations on your marriage – you both look so happy – what a way to end the year. Best of luck for all your adventures in 2013 – I look forward to reading your updates.

  14. Well done mate and congratulations on your Wedding.

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