The next crazy thing…

So, it’s been almost 2 months since I have done anything stupid (well, it hasn’t but I’m not telling you what I did the other day…) and I feel the need to smash my body and mind again.

Next Thursday I will be the first (can’t imagine why) person to take on the mighty (and probably extremely boring) GYM QUIN!! Yes, that is what it sounds like. A Quin Distance Ultra Triathlon. In a Gym. BOOM! And to top it off, it’s in a continuous format. So, that’s…

12 mile pool swim

560 mile on an indoor bike

131 mile treadmill run

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I’m giving myself around 100 hours to get it done and at least I don’t have to worry about getting hypothermia during this little challenge. Dehydration and heatstroke will be my new BFFs.

I have the same awesome crew joining me again (minus Mark – apparently he’s ‘earning a living’ whatever that means… 😉 )  but Martin, Rob and Lou are coming to support the crazy and ensure that I drink / eat enough (tea and toast, anyone?) and hopefully I won’t tell anybody to ‘f@ck off’ this time…

BUT… I need to be serious for a moment… I am taking on this challenge for a good reason. My uncle Alan was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year (Astrocytoma). He had surgery, Chemo and Radiotherapy, but a few months ago it came back and the results have been devastating. Alan is now very ill and only has weeks to live.

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We are a close family and it’s hit us hard and I guess this is my way of dealing with it. Trying to raise some funds for The Brain Tumour Charity and creating more awareness about the disease. If Alan knew what I was doing (he is in a very confused state now) he would roll his eyes and call me a muppet!

So, please, please support me next week. Donate what you can afford (who needs presents??) share it with your friends / family and send me messages telling me to stop whining and speed up!

You can donate here… www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brutalclaire-gymquin

And I will be keeping you all updated via Facebook, Twitter and this blog.

I will try to finish before Christmas…

P.S. BIG thanks to The Gym, Jack Oat Bars and BetterYou Supplements

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