Hi, I’m Ruth, I’m a 40+ year old mother of one. I started this blog back in 2013, to document my training for my first marathon. (Virgin London Marathon 2014)
In total now I have run 4 marathons, and will soon be embarking on my marathon training for Chicago 2019, and then Manchester 2020.
This blog is a mixture of my training, and all running things, as well as my passion for raising awareness and funds for the MND Association. My father died of Motor Neurone Disease back in 2010, and I have been raising money and awareness ever since. I hate that we are SO many years on and there is still no cure for this vile disease. It breaks my heart when I hear of another diagnosis, knowing the pain and suffering they will go through.
I have always been involved in sports. I played international basketball as a junior and then continued playing national league basketball into my early 30’s.
So running has always been in my life, but my love for it, away from just using it as a training tool has ignited in the last few years. Being part of communities such as Run Mummy Run and UkRunChat inspires me to want to be a better runner and a healthier person.
I will continue to use this blog to document my training; I love being able to look back over it and compare where I am in each training cycle. But I also want to use it to encourage other people to try running, as well as spread the awareness for MND. One day, there must be a cure for it!
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