13 Mar 2012
First of all I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone from the industry that sponsored me for my half marathon efforts over the weekend.
Not everyone can say they have run round the famous Silverstone racetrack - but I have and it is an experience that will last a long time - not just mentally, but physically too.
Taking part in a marathon or half marathon is quite an unusual experience - you talk to all sorts of people, open your heart out to random strangers, and talk complete gibberish as you spot the finishing line.
I managed mine in 3hrs 27 mins - not a racing time I know - but one that I was particularly chuffed with because the course hadn't been packed up ahead of me.
And so far I have raised over £1100 for charity - which is just fantastic.
But just as I talked to Cisco about its lasting Olympic legacy, I too have a bit of a legacy from my sporting adventures - blisters.
Not just little ones, but damn great big ones all over my feet, leaving me hobbling around the place like a 90-year-old.
I was supposed to be back in the office today after a day's recovery - but the thought of all the walking needed to get to work made me feel quite ill. I'm hoping one day of working from home will see my feet able to get me into the office tomorrow - albeit very slowly.
So if you are due to meet me in the next few days and I am a few minutes late - be patient - I will get there.
Someone once said to me that life is a marathon and not a sprint, but he didn't tell me the marathon would be quite so painful!
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