So no blogs for some time now this is because my life has become one long training run. After a few days off back on the grog in February to go to Berlin the London Marathon training has intensified and I have become an alcohol free hermit. Today is day 79/108 with no ale, not that I am counting and the London Marathon is less than a month away. Early last Sunday morning I headed off in sub zero temperatures with snow flurries and a bitter easterly wind that made it feel like -4c and I was praying to the lord I had remembered my nipple plasters to avoid the excruciating pain that is joggers nipple which is only just below a footy in the bollocks and manflu on the male scale of pain. Over 3 and a half hours later and with a head feeling like I had permanent “ice cream” head I was home and 21 miles were in the bank after an interesting random run up through Netherley out into the sticks and using the force I ended up in Hale for the slog home. Touch wood marathon training is going great and ahead of schedule and I have managed to drop two stone in weight since January and now my posh scales when I step on them no longer say “One at a time” but “Good morning fat bastard” That brings me to this weekend and a rest week in training and The Liverpool Half Marathon (Get on me doing half marathons on a rest week) I tweeted that I was going to go shit or bust for a PB (1 hours 50) and this was picked up by Capital FM Liverpool who wanted to do an interview about The Liverpool Half Marathon. Being a social media whore having been on Radio City as my alter ego jarg Twitter weatherman @liverpoolweath and often used by The Liverpool Echo online for weather purposes I thought it would be a laugh to go on Capital FM Liverpool and it would impress my three daughters as the stations demographic is more aimed at them. So I spoke to my agent and committed to a pre record only as I didn’t want to go live and get stitched up as a tit (Not that hard to achieve) As it happens the pre record was “as live” sadly I didn’t manage to get an audio of it but the segment consisted of the gang (I think thats what all the cool kids call the breakfast presenting team) asking me to rate various half marathon chants for me out of 10. So I went along with it and voted the piss take one with high vote. So around 7.50 this morning I made my debut on Capital FM Liverpool. I am that old that when I were a lad Capital was called Crash FM but I digress. So Mrs Fay and my three daughters huddled around the radio they listen to my interview whilst I listened in from another room. Once finished I came into the kitchen and offered some autographs for the kids and was prepared to pose for some selfies. With an early finish in work next up this morning was to take Mrs Fay on a 6 mile run in another guise of mine AKA The 16 stone personal trainer as heard on Liverpools hit radio station Capital FM. So like all famous celebrities that go on health kicks my agent is still in negotiation to release The Faymondo Fitness DVD but the cover is already designed and it would have been rude not to use a before and after picture to show the results of my hard work since January 1st with no ale, limited white bread and lots and lots of running. I can confirm that I will be appearing at Sayers on Allerton Road at 1pm on Saturday followed by an appearance at Greggs in Liverpool Central 2.30pm and The Original Lobster Pot at 4pm and will be happy to sign sausage roll bags and pose for pictures.
Like all good celebs I don’t like to mention my charidee work but I am running for Millstead school as friends of mine have a daughter with cerebral palsy and am on the way to my revised (Upwards thanks to massive generosity) total of £1000
Right back to normality and the radio is dialled back into Radio 4 as its time for The Shipping Forecast.
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