Amazon Reviews Please!

Amazon! (Website, not the river. Or race of warrior women.)

My blog is now available on Kindle through Amazon’s Kindle Blog downloader thing! (Sorry for getting all technical there.)

The link to it is here (U.K): Kindle Blog

The link to it is here (U.S): Kindle Blog

Apparently when you subscribe it downloads each new blog entry as soon as I post one. (Guessing you need to be in Wi-Fi range)

The blog costs £0.99 a month to subscribe, and I’m sure you’re asking ‘Why would I pay for something I get here for free, even though it is exceptionally humorous and enlightening?’ The answer is: I don’t really know. Maybe so you can read it over and over on the bus? Or show it to your friends?

Probably not. No, the real reason is that the money raised from the Kindle downloads will be put towards my 2013 In 2013 target of £2013. So you’ll be doing good! Not entirely sure how much of the £0.99 comes my way though, so you might want to tell everyone you know to subscribe too.

Anyway, the main point of this update is this: I need reviews to get a good rating on Amazon for my blog! You don’t even need to subscribe to it, just click the link and click ‘Add a Review’ then tell the world what you think of me! (Wait, don’t do that, just make up some nice stuff.) If you want to try the Kindle Blog, you can subscribe for 14 days for free. Thanks!!

2013 In 2013 Update

Well, it’s official. 2013 In 2013 is set. I got an email back from a bloke called Craig at the One In A Million Charity saying thank you for choosing to raise money for them, and asking me to go in and see them to talk about it. No backing down now!

No doubt I’ll be blogging a lot more than I do now once it’s all under way, complaining about the distances and asking why no one tried to talk me out of it…

What It’s All About…

Hello! And thanks for visiting. (You look nice.)

On September 16th myself and a few others are doing the Great North Run in Newcastle for charity. 54’000 people will be there, all running for charities and/or personal reasons. I’ve entered because I wanted a bit of a challenge and I need to get fit. I’ll be honest with you (why would I lie? We’ve only just met!) I can’t really run. Which means that the 13.1miles of the Great North Run might be a *bit* of a challenge…

On May 19th 2012 we were in Lanzarote cheering on Father-in-Law and Uncle-in-Law competing in the Lanzarote Ironman competition. The course is 2.4mile swim, then 112mile bike ride AND THEN a 26.2mile marathon, all within a 17hour time limit. They both finished. Watching them, I realised just how unfit I actually am. The walk to work tires me out in a morning, not to mention actually being at work. (I work in a furniture shop, so a fair bit of lifting and shifting!)

Whilst we were out in Lanzarote, I mentioned to my friend Martyn that I wanted to enter a race of some kind to motivate me to getting fit. We agreed on the Great North Run (as he lives in Newcastle) and both decided to enter (13.1miles.)

Did I mention that I can’t run? Oh dear.