I’ve been talking for some time about doing something for charity, a long bike ride, a virtual row around Britain, something to raise money for either the British Heart Foundation or some form of cancer care, however I’ve always talked about it and never really followed through.
My friend Dave Morrow kept talking about how I should try running, and slowly, over time, circumstances colluded. My bike, my second favourite form of exercise, is broken and while it is I’m piling on weight, a colleague, similar build to me, trained and ran a 10k, and then Dave sent me a training programme for a marathon.
For those that are still following my personal site thanks are due, thanks for continuing to follow me despite a long quiet period. There’s been a long time with nothing being written, but I’m hoping to start changing that and pick up the posting once again.
It’s been a tough time personally, although if you follow Filmstalker (the site, Twitter, or any social network I’m on) then you’ll be wondering why I haven’t been online here. Well, it’s pretty easy, I just haven’t wanted to write much about myself.
On Saturday 16th my brother David went on a charity zip slide off of a stand in Pittodrie Football Club down to the other side of the pitch, it was all to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity that has suddenly become very close to our family since our mother has been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer – you can read more about that in the original article.
I went along to capture the event on film so that we could prove to all the people who donated that he’d done it, and when he dropped down he persuaded me to jump just before he went for a second go. So we got photos of that too, and they’re all here as proof.
Recently my mother was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, there are two words you wish you’ll never have to use in your lifetime about anyone you love, and since then both my mother and father have been through so much it’s incredible.
She’s really been through a lot in the past few months, and yet she’s managing to stay extremely positive and she’s just about always managing to raise a smile. Since finding out about the cancer it’s been a tough journey for her.