In 2014 I am going to be running 314.4 competitive miles. I've started to clock my training miles to see how quickly I break the 1000 mile mark. It's daunting and I am pretty scared of what the year has in store for me and the team but I'm also feeling very blessed to have this incredible opportunity ahead of me. I'm lucky enough to be travelling the world to raise money for two charities that have supported me and my family a great deal in the last five years.
When I thought back to my apprehensions before the London Marathon (88 days to train and I couldn't even run a kilometre), I remembered what I told myself then: 'The fear of running a few miles is nothing in comparison to the fear someone newly diagnosed with cancer will feel. The pain from blisters, sore joints and tight muscles is nothing like that of those who are undergoing chemotherapy, endless operations and other treatments will feel. So when you feel you can't, remind yourself you will, regardless.'
In the wise words of Eminem, success is my only option, failure is not. WE CAN DO THIS!