Lets go round again...

It hasn't even been a week since the last time I ran 42.2km and I've already signed up for the next one. Yep, I'm marathon mad at the moment! I got home from Dublin last Monday feeling quite disappointed with my 4:00:55 Dublin finish time but the more I though about it, the more I'm sure that on the day I'd given it everything I had in me and that's all really anyone can hope for.

I was planning on signing up for the Paris Marathon next April as my brother-in-law is doing it but I just found out its full and registration is closed so that's not an option as there are no more places for 2016. I've seen a few options around like Clonakilty in December or Connemara (again) next April but none of them are really doing it for me... That was when Michelle (@chelleburke) suggested something loopy... The Eddie Murphy Memorial Race.

The choice: 13, 26, 39 or 52 loops of a one mile course in Sixmilebridge (Clare) in two weeks time. It's the same day as my birthday (November 15th). So... As a birthday present to myself I've signed up for the full, hey - what doesn't kill you makes you stronger right? Besides, there are plenty of ways I would love to spend my birthday and running 26.2 miles in a circle sounds like my idea of fun!

So that's it, Marathon #7 came around much faster than anticipated but the plan is to take this just doing what I love to do - run. I won't be watching the clock, I won't be putting myself under any time pressure, this one is for me! I'm doing it because I want to, because I can and because I fancy the challenge. There better be balloons and a cake waiting for me at the finish line 😃


  1. OH wow.... number 5 this month.. .you are on a serious roll :-) Luv it #GoJohn
    (PS. I'm on blog catch up, hense the random comments on your older posts!)

    1. BOOM! I cant wait to put the legs up for Christmas :)


  2. Balance your health as with proper weight of your body with stomach balloon weight loss and gastric balloon

  3. balance your weight for protect your stomach I have follow your blog you follow us at :- There are many weight loss treatments available in the market but not as effective as the gastric balloon. This is something that is designed and planned by all professional associated in this field after years of study. The most important thing that will be considered here is to select the best of weight loss balloon after prior consultation with professionals or experts.


Post a comment