Sunday, April 21, 2013

Marathon Man

Good luck to everyone running the Virgin London Marathon today. I'm sure there are a lot of anxious people running and spectating after the tradegy in Boston but the British stiff upper lip will ensure that it's business as usual on the London streets and even sunshine.

My brother (above in blue) ran the London Marathon back in 2009 in 4 hours 19 minutes. I throughly enjoyed the day watching and waiting for him to run past. He's something of a marvel to me, we had told him where we'd be watching from so he could look out for us and he actually called us from his mobile to say that he would be passing us shortly - I'm lucky if I can talk on the phone during a walk home from station and he was barely out of breathe. Then he appeared, jogging along, even managing to smile for the camera that he knew was in my hands. Once he crossed the finish line he told us that his knee (a reoccuring injury) had given way after the first couple of miles but that was good as he hasn't had to push through similar aches and pains since his days in the army! Once again a slightly twinge and I would've been heading to the St Johns Ambulance tents not seeing it as a fun challenge.

If you have friends or family running in the Marathon they might like a bath of Radox Muscle Therapy* on their return home. Slipping into a bath of ginseng and black pepper would be a welcome relief I'm sure and aid the gentle warmth to muscles and ease some of the aches and pains. I have actually given my Jo Malone bath oil a rest and enjoyed a few Radox baths as I have a few aches of my own due to the weight of carrying my new bag around - who says we don't suffer for fashion. What I particularly liked about Radox Muscle Therapy* was the red colour it gave my bath and I'm a fan of strong masculine smells which this has.

*PR Sample

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  1. I'm going to look for that Bath lotion.Where do you buy it?
    may God bless all the runners and keep them safe.You can tell you love your brother very much.I just lost one of my older brothers last Friday.He was my hero.
    Take care Hon,
    Marie Antionette

    1. Radox is available in UK drugstores and supermarkets. I did find it on Amazon tho


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