So the night before last it's dark by the time the kiddies are in bed, the traffic is busy, and I haven't trained in nearly a week. So I decide to go for a run, and do a little 3 mile jaunt. With a head-cold starting.
Not a good move.
Two days later, cold is in full swing, and legs are killing me. I have come to two important conclusions:
1. Train when you're well, not when you have incipient Man Flu.
2. Running fit is not the same as cycling fit.
On the other hand, I'm starting to feel more ready for this, and I'll be putting up a few more retro-blog posts over the next few days. Remember the sponsorship site: http://justgiving.com/shanemckee - thanks!
Last year my pals and I cycled in The Galilee, Northern Israel, to raise money for Nazareth Hospital Paediatric Department. We raised over £50,000 but we could use more! Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel; the people are lovely, and the kids are awesome. Nazareth also treats kids in the West Bank of Palestine who have very limited access to healthcare. They need your help! Go to my sponsorship page to find out more and see what you can do! Maybe even join us in 2017..?