Come on the antibodies
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Come on the antibodies

EVERY October I have a flu jab. Every year, it’s the same process. I call the doctor’s receptionist. She asks me why I qualify. I tell her I have asthma. She books me an appointment. I go, have the jab…

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All change for me
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All change for me

THERE hasn’t been a blog post for a while. I’ve missed it, but I had to take a bit of time out to get used to a new work, study and training routine. Everything has changed for me this month.…

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Going into meltdown after the GNR
Great North Run

Going into meltdown after the GNR

AFTER the Great North Run, my body has gone into meltdown. During the race, I developed a blood blister on my foot, which is still throbbing eight days later. Then the day after the race, I developed a huge cold sore on my face.…

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A great weekend at the Great North Run, even if the pacing wasn’t quite perfect
Great North Run

A great weekend at the Great North …

I did it! I took part in the world’s biggest half marathon, raising money for Action for Children. It was a fantastic day. The atmosphere was amazing, with thousands of people running for charity or in memory of loved ones.…

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Good night, Vienna. Good morning, Newcastle
Great North Run

Good night, Vienna. Good morning, Newcastle

THE Great North Run is only days away. I was hoping to report that my last few weeks of training had been a great success, but I can’t. They’ve been a disaster. I’ve been ill, not at death’s door or…

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