I’m having some issues with the hosting of this site.
Until it is rectified I have changed the theme to something that is a bit simpler to read.
Last Friday Simon Corbett arranges a fantastic fundraising night for MND Scotland.
Simon had arranged an excellent DJ to keep the evening entertained.
A quizz to test our general knowledge.
A raffle to make sure that lots of us had something to take home.
There was an auction of a bottle of whisky, signed by the First minister; that went for £250.
I’d like to thank Simon and his family and friends for organising the event, everyone who donated raffles and everyone who turned up of the night.
I’m a huge fan of Google Reader.
They recently introduced a “Send To” feature to allow you to share items with other users.
The one that was not included by default was Send To GMail !
Whoops, just noticed there is a big “EMail” button at the bottom of every article that does just this!
Great Scottish Run – Half Marathon 13.1 miles – 6th September
Pedal For Scotland – Glasgow To Edinburgh Cycle 50 miles – 13th September
On the 7th September my 17 year old daughter; Emma Berry Goodman died of Motor Neurone Disease.
Previously I had promised her that I would run a marathon before I was 40. I have just under a year to ensure that I do that.
The only experience I have of running was doing a 10k for MND in 2008 so the half marathon is the next logical progression.
Never one to do things by half I have also signed up for a 50mile cycle ride as a “cool down” event after the run.
If you have never heard of Motor Neurone Disease have a look at their website http://www.mndscotland.org.uk/ I would pay particular attention to the video. The film has been given a cert 15 classification. It is a graphic portrait of how many people diagnosed and living with this illness can feel.
In addition to making a donation here, it would be fantastic if you could either join me on either or both events or if you could come along on the day and cheer me on!
Just to show that I have been doing “some” prep work for my up and coming fund-raising events:
Runs : 4
Distance : 8.81 miles
Time : 01:40
Avg Speed : 5.3 mph
Cycles : 4
Distance : 15.82 miles
Time : 02:32
Avg Speed : 6.2 mph
Must Try Harder.
Concerned by the verl low average speed of the cycling !
August WILL be better!
photo credit: Kuzeytac (OUT, till 20.08.09-see profile)
I’ve been neglecting my garden recently, the grass is being cut but that’s just about it.
Everything is growing but not as well as I wanted.
Continue reading Gardening Update
photo credit: Mexicanwave
I have ben spending far too much time on Twitter and not enough time blogging.
This will be changing shortly.
I’m planning a redesign of the site.
First steps are I’ve cleared out all of the subscribers to my site and left only the people I have physically met. If I have deleted you by accident, I apologise.
If you would like to have an account e-mail or tweet me and I’ll create one for you.
More soon !