I'm simultaneously excited and scared about this run. We've not prepared longer than a 2 day run - what do normal ultramarathoners do? Just keep running, I expect.
My favourite method of mental prep has been looking through all the photos and the blogs and remembering every good bit, every funny bit, every silly bit, every bit where Lee needs a jelly baby and Dave makes a stupid joke and Dan falls over. I'm so excited about seeing the whole path again. Some bits of the Greensand Way near Godalming, we've not seen in MONTHS. They'll be like old friends.
My major worry is the fact that it's going to hurt. It's going to hurt. Fortunately I've been given some sage advice by my physio (that's just...ice it). And the boys are going to be running mummified in KT Tape! I think the fact that when we're on day 3 - uncharted territory in terms of length of running, we'll be on the home stretch. Day 4 I imagine will be a massive blur, but it'll end in Haslemere and so will we.
The fundraising has been going amazingly so far. Thank you to everyone who's been so generous and helped to spread the word too. I'm going to try not to cry thinking about it. We smashed through the £2000 mark and are now at £2339.77. Thanks to the Guildford Hash House Harriers for giving us their spare change last night - you raised £96.50. Thank you thank you thank you.
Last night at the Guildford Hash House Harriers AGM, Lee and I were fortunate enough to be welcomed into the GH3 Mismanagement as Social Media secs - aka "Twit Twats". So in conjunction with the work that Ponce has done on the GH3 Facebook we'll be setting up a GH3 Twitter and blog for the hash notes to continue on.
Thank you to everyone who's been reading our silly notes and looking at our funny pictures and donating to our cause at www.charitygiving.co.uk/greensandway2012.
Please keep supporting us if you can - tell your friends, text or tweet radio stations, shout it out your windows!
And don't forget we are having a post-run party - to which you are all invited.
It's on the 9th June at the Royal Oak, Guildford (GU1 3RR)
The theme is "Red Carpet Runners" - Posh Frocks & High-Tops, Compression Wear & Cummerbunds, Trainers & Tuxes
The Charley Farley Sunday Four (www.cfs4.com) will be playing some of their unique skiffle pop as part of the celebration and to get you in the party mood.
And there will be a raffle with some staggeringly huge prizes too!
You can RSVP here https://www.facebook.com/events/459022650790130/ or just turn up! We'd love to see you there.
PS if you know anyone who can help with raffle prizes, please do let us know - we'd love to offer even more prizes!