My career by day is an accountant <insert companies name to punt>(at Nashua North), my alter ego though is a fighter pilot and a doctor. Doctor Fighter Pilot.
I come from an incredible home (The Fordies as we are called affectionately), with two brothers and a sister (all very good walkers and runners). To say how lucky and proud I am of them, wouldn’t be possible.
I think it is important at this point to make it clear, I have been walking and running as far back as I can remember!
I took my first steps a whole clear week ahead of most (fact), and my parents often refer back to that day. That day also marked the first time any exertion in movement caused spontaneous applause, much like the snap of flame from a matchstick, the crowd erupted.
After mastering the art of walking, running was something I picked up with absolute ease, and have since been using this skill to do various things, ranging from a variety of sports (football, cricket, rugby and squash, golf is a serious work-in-progress) to squeaking takkie on weekends. Though I will admit, a couple of liquid libations are normally required to get full dexterity on the dance floor going. Photos will also tell of the few times the drinks were over prioritised, and my normally stable legs became rather unsteady. Legless is the term I have heard most often to describe this state.
I am running to Make a Difference, there are children in our beautiful country, who for no reason whatsoever weren’t lucky (like myself) to be born into a great family, and be given the many opportunities I was afforded. If I can change that for one little South African with high hopes, the run would be worth it. I don’t want to be a “couch critic”.
I am also looking forward to losing some weight, getting a bit fitter, and this will give me a great excuse to catch up with great friends on a regular basis…