PLease add your thoughts about these two amazing C25K'ers who completed a marathon on Sunday 12th April. I think they are incredible and just great.
To think just two years ago, both girls were sleeping in a cardboard box underneath Waterloo Bridge, sharing a bottle of turps and swearing at passers by. One day JuicyJu found an ipod in a bin where she had been rummaging for food scraps. She sent Vicky off to get batteries. No-one knows where Vicky got the batteries, but the rumours are that she nicked them out of an OAP's hearing aid. When they played the podcast on the ipod they got hooked. Who was this Laura woman? Why was she espousing the wonders of being able to run? Whatever their thoughts, it was time for their afternoon fight. Who was to keep the ipod? Eventually after a bruising two hours of pummelling each other senseless they decided that an arm wrestle should decide the outcome. Juicyju won the competition by cheating and Vicky stormed off.
On her hitching back to London on the M4 fast lane, a millionaire businessman gave her a lift and sponsored her to learn how to run. She never looked back.....
Just two short years later they ran a marathon each. On the same day but in different cities. In fact, different countries. Incredible.
It's now down to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, to get the girls back together to relive the "wonder days" in their cardboard box under Waterloo Bridge. Only time will tell if he will achieve this "peace deal".
What a story.
(I may have "zhushed up" a few minor details, but at least 1% of this is 100% true).
Until the next one