paula radcliffe i ain't...

Niall2 Posted by Niall Manogue on Mon, 25 Sep 2006 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

Ok, so my plan to turn myself into paula radcliffe hasnt quite worked out the way I planned it to. This is the case for 2 reasons. Firstly, Kiwoko, though a hospital in possession of a fine operating theatre and an excellent team of surgeons, doesnt have the surgical skills necessary for such a transformation. And secondly (and perhaps more importantly) I havent had the necessary dedication, skill and determination to turn myself into an accomplished long distance Olympic athlete.

All that being said, I still am going to take part in the Kiwoko Chase this Saturday. The Kiwoko Chase is a 16 km (10 mile) run from Luwero to Kiwoko Hospital. Some level of training has been carried out, mostly with the encouragement of Ken, mostly at 6.30 am. As well as the most obvious reasons for running the distance (its there, its fun, it gets you out of the house for a bit), we are also running it to raise some much needed sponsorship for the hospital. We are running on a financial shortfall this year, and hopefully my sweat can help make that shortfall up. If youd like to support me and the hospital, please email me and ill get back to you with details. and though i'm not going to break any world records, im hoping to do it in under 1hr 40! ill keep you posted… the hospital cardiac team have been informed…


janet manogue said Mon, 02 Oct 2006 10:24PM
Hi Honey, how did the run go? Legs still working? Been an eventful week this week, although nothing to report on the squash or guttering front. All is quiet, but Keith did get a text from Mikey today asking what he's doing on Thursday. Watch this space! I'm very glad I'm back at Uni (last week), saw my friends and lots of conversations catching up. I went to the doctors last week, and now I'm wheat and dairy free. I'm being very creative with my cooking! Porrige, pistachio nuts and mandarin oranges is quite a unique experience to my tastebuds! Getting calcium and carbohydrates into me is proving to be exciting. Keith said to eat sardines, but on toast...'oh, you can't eat bread can you?' (Jake) 'Have a sardine sandwich then (laugh) one sardine, two sardines and a sandwich sardine in the middle. (laugh laugh laugh) Any suggestions what to do with him are required please! His finger is much healed now, he's back playing his sax again and enjoyed every second of band on saturday. Sam still hasn't got a job, but is volunteering at his old primary school once the CRB check comes back. Something to do with thumb-print identification in the library. At the moment, he's pointing the accrington bricks all around the house with Keith. Father and son bonding is going very well, and everyone of his friends that visits gets to have a go. Lovely to see them all working. I missed seeing Mikey and Helen this week. Got to go, God Bless, sleep well. Aunty Janet xxx