I am a marathoner

At 5 hours and 10 minutes, not the fastest one that you will ever meet, but a marathoner never-the-less.

But I’m getting ahead of myself.  When last we met, Easter had been and gone and I was (1,150) excal in the red.  Since then, I have:

  • travelled to Fort William on the Caledonian Sleeper
  • hunted high and low for Nessie
  • discovered a wonderful guest house in Strathpeffer, just north of Inverness
  • eaten at a great Indian restaurant in Dingwall
  • wandered around Thurso
  • been hailed on at Dunnet’s Head, the most northerly bit of mainland Britain
  • visited John O’Groats
  • explored Wick
  • gone grave hunting nears Bonar Bridge
  • run the Inverness parkrun
  • completed (run is possibly too strong a term) the Lochaber marathon
  • travelled back to London on the Caledonian Sleeper.

I’ve also eaten sticky toffee pudding in a lake of cream, icecream-filled chocolate eclairs and more shortbread than you can shake a stick at.  So on the viceathon stakes, I’m going to cheat and say:

April 9 – 16
Chocolate in: nil
Puddings and biscuits in: loads – call it 1,450 pudcal = 2,900 excal
Exercise out: one parkrun = 300 excal, one marathon = 2,600 excal
Viceathon total b/fwd: (1,150) excal
Viceathon total c/fwd: (1,150) excal


About abradypus

A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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13 Responses to I am a marathoner

  1. Well done on the marathon and the best way in the world get there. I LOVE the Caledonian Sleeper. Many happy memories

  2. nicky192 says:

    Whooo hoooo. Congratulations on your success. How was it?

  3. Athena says:

    Welcome to the elite club of marathoners. Ready to do it again?

  4. Maggiee says:

    Well done on completing your first marathon and becoming an official marathoner in the marathon club!!! Hope your legs aren’t aching too much! 🙂

  5. Ron says:

    Congratulations on completing your first marathon

  6. jogblog says:

    Wow, you’ve been on quite a few adventures, sounds fab. Mega well done on your marathon!

  7. fortnightflo says:

    Congratulations, and jubilations I want the world to know how brilliant you are!!

  8. henniemavis says:

    Your utterly & completely AWESOME 🙂 I am so impressed! I hope to follow in your footsteps with a “first marathon” of my own some day… but meanwhile, I worship your effort & grace 🙂 GOOD JOB! You may now eat as many Easter eggs as you’d like with no penalty 🙂

  9. henniemavis says:

    And I don’t think I properly conveyed my happiness for you in my prior comment… so here 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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