2 blogs in a day… what a treat.
I am back from the 19(ish) mile training run and crumpled the post-it note up and chucked it in the bin (read previous blog for context)
16.4 of these miles were with my lovely friends Jemma and Steph who are 2/4 of the NYC marathoners.
Before we set off on the lengthy feat, Jemma and Steph told me how they’d stayed up the night before, writing a very special poem for a guest blog 😍
Quick disclaimer for anyone that knows Adam as Brammers – this poem is in fact for me 💁♀️ (sorry bro, I stole your nickname)
A Poem for Brammers.
This ain’t no Iambic pentameter
It’s a verse about 42.195 kilometre(s)
Why are doing this, we hear you ask
It’s certainly not for fun
26 miles on our toenail-less feet is literally a bloody task
The New York City Marathon
Is the final challenge of 30for30
It’s long, it’s scary and without a doubt it will be very hurty
We’ve had a year to train for this and do some proper fundraising
But as usual we’ve left it all to the last minute
Which is why this poem isn’t that amazing
Ask us on a Sunday and we’ll tell you that training on a hangover is tricky
Ask us on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday
And our attitude is still bit dicky
A marathon FFS, it is ridiculously long
Although Jemma is in luck as Steph will have
Over four hours to recite that ‘Close To You’ Carpenters’ song.
Our preparation has not been all that steadfast
But there has been evidence of will
Jemma now has an e-cigarette
And student Steph took to smoking dill
But hey this all seems like we’re moaning
Around that we ask you to cast a modicum of doubt
In actual fact this “poem’s” intention
Is to give our mate Brammers the biggest shout out
For many of you this is the first time reading Emma’s wonderful blog
She’s run 30 races in memory of her brother
In snow, fancy dress, facing bird attacks, and with Mr Chips her dog.
She’s ran a Pie-athlon, the Great North Run and navigated a sign-less Bollin Valley walk
To raise awareness about men’s mental health
And how important it is to just talk
She’s so dedicated to this mission but she hates asking people for money
But we don’t mind, so click on the link below
And support us on our New York runny
Thank you beautiful girls for your poem and dedication ❤️ I can’t wait to complete the marathon with you next month.