It’s less than three weeks to go to the London Marathon, for which I have been training since November. This should be the start of my tapering, but I’ve actually been on a sort of involuntary tapering programme now, for the past 3 weeks, due to mashed knees.
I’ve decided to transfer most of my remaining training sessions to cross-training in the gym, to try and give my knees a chance to heal in time for the marathon start. I’ve also read on the internet that aqua-jogging is supposed to be quite good as well, so I went and spent 30 minutes jogging on the spot in the local swimming pool this morning. It’s like a poor man’s equivalent of Mo Farah’s underwater treadmill. It does feel quite silly.
I hate going to swimming pools, mainly because of the logistics of it all, and the having-to-remember-stuff that goes with it. There’s always something I forget, be it towel, trunks, goggles… Today it was 20p for the lockers, which I had to scam from the lifeguard. So humiliating.
Anyway, here’s a quick sketch of me attempting to aqua-jog. Please sponsor me here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesMerryTenMillion (if you haven’t already!) 🙂
Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet lately.
(please sponsor me here! – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesMerryTenMillion)
In 7 weeks time, I shall be running in the London Marathon. Eek!
With the snow interrupting my training regime this week, I decided to draw a picture instead, to try and motivate myself. I’ve also been re-reading Terry Pratchett’s The Colour of Magic recently, which might explain the Death character popping up.
(p.s. I’m raising sponsorship for National Deaf Children’s Society. Any contributions will be most gratefully received! 🙂 )
(disclaimer: I might not actually win, but I promise I will try my best)
BBC See Hear were kind enough to let me to draw all over their stuff again. 🙂
Here is a poster I made for their See Hear Weekend in Bristol. (The itinerary looks amazing and I wish I could go. Especially the Aardman workshops!)
My commute on the tube (with some artistic licence)
I am now three weeks into my OFFICIAL London Marathon Training Programme. As you can see from my diagram below, I’ve been working very hard.
I am running mainly for self-serving glory, and mid-life-crisis reasons, but I am also going to try and raise some money for the National Deaf Children’s Society. I have a pink branded vest to prove it!
Any donation will be very gratefully received, and will also help me to run faster. Thanks!
I tried out one of those new iPad Pros in the shop, with an Apple “Pencil”. It was fun! They wouldn’t let me take it home with me though. 🙁
I drew a picture of Waterloo with some new pens (and with some artistic licence)
I was lucky enough to be allowed to design and animate the title sequence for BBC See Hear’s new mini-series; See Hear On Tour. I had loads of creative freedom, so it was great fun to work on, and, given the fast turnover, I’m actually quite pleased with the end result too! ( The non-title-sequence bits of the programme are also really good too – Check it out here ) Thanks, See Hear!