A random act of Kindness… Thank you Mark!

So sometimes it takes someone to move half way accross the world for you to get back in contact with them. That’s what happened with myself and Sinead O Sullivan. Myself and Sinead worked together when I was in college! We had hit it off from the start and always laughed our heads off eating sweets and drinking coke in the stock room! Hangovers on Sundays were especially trying but we managed to get one another through!

Sinead had now moved to Australia with her boyfriend Mark and I’ve being following their journey via their blog and their facebook! Sinead made a really generous donation before she moved to Oz to support me in my quest in the Landan marathon. As Mark was having difficulty finding a job in Oz, they both made a pact that if Mark found a job that he would do a random act of kindness.

A few weeks ago, Mark was told that he had got the job he applied for and wanted. Mark’s random act of kindness was making a donation to me in my quest to raise 2k for the Landan marathon (I believe Sinead may have had an influnce in this decision). Mark donated me an astounding €100 as a gesture of good will which almost made me cry. The generosity is beyond words.

I’ve never met Mark but would like to thank him so much for his overwhleming and generous random act of kindness. Truly touched and hopefully we’ll get to meet one day and I can thank you in person!

Thanks Mark and Sinead and so happy you’re both living it up in Oz… -€100!!!

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Girls…Chivalry is not dead… It’s alive and kicking!

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So just when I lost hope and thought that chivalry was dead, I was astounded to the core to realise that it’s not dead at all, it’s alive and kicking! Especially in Luxembourg where I went last week!
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There are so many Irish people in Lux too, like who knew! The streets are like a Disney film and the vibe is uber cool! So many cool cafe’s and bars and boutiqutes and florists and the buildings are so historical and untouched!
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You’ll defo find things in life in the most unexpected places when you’re least looking for them!
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But I would like to retract my comments over the past two years and my negativity for the male race. Chivalry has never been more alive 😉

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I ran 19 miles… n sacrificed Arthur for Barry! A sin!

Yeah so last St Patrick’s day was a blur and this one will remain very crystal clear in my mind. I ran 19 miles today and can safely say that I think joining up for the Landan marathon has change my life… Not only has it kept me out of pubs (Sorry Arthur and Paddy)(Had a date with Barry instead… tea!) it’s given me a new passion, determination and drive! I think I’ve a new obsession!
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Running is like free therapy… For anyone who gets stressed or feels a bit sh1te about life… I highly recommend going for a jog/run. The worse the weather the better!! Makes things more dramatic!
I’ve less than 6 weeks left until the Landan marathon! Totally scared out of my mind but if I can do this anybody can!

I’ll continue to run life a mofo and live the disco dream… and I would like to invite anybody who is around on 21st April to join me for a drink after my 26.2 miles (that’s hoping I make it!!) I plan to become a raging alcoholic for the day and make it up to Arthur (Guinness) and Patrick (St.Patrick) for not drink a Guinness or 10 today!

Next year Ireland… i’m coming to get you!

Lots of love

Your no.1 fan

Jenny

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So touched x

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So I first met the wonderful Jenny Conlon when we worked together in Roches Stores. To say she was a fire cracker would be an understatement. From the moment our shifts would start she never stopped talking but my god did she have a fascinating life. I was never sure of it was just cause she talked so fast everything sounded interesting but she could make buying lunch in M&S so dramatic.I remember for my 21st she got me a birthday card with scratch cards in it, before I’d even begun to scratch Jenny had already staked a claim in my winnings, good Karma and all that! Not long after that Jenny decided to move to London and follow her passion of journalism and I opted to stay in Dublin and settle for a job in insurance.
Speaking of good Karma myself and Mark made a pact with the man…

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Go HARD or Go HOME! 2 hours 4 minutes

Soooo I ran a half Marathon last week in Tunbridge Wells. I know it’s astounding stuff! Didn’t quite realise the extent of the hills on the route until I looked at the map on the train… on my way there!! It was probably the toughest challenge I’ve encountered physically to date but I gave it my best shot and came in in 2hrs 4mins! Such a great feeling when I finished it! However I’m only begining to walk properly now as my legs took the hit!!! I only have to double that distance now for the Landan Marathon on 21 April! GO HARD OR GO HOME!! Gerrup owara it! RRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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I would also like to thank the random ppl who gave me jelly babies on the way and also to Sophie for the lend of her Ipod as the music was key especially when it started snowing! Thanks Sophie and also Mumford & Sons (which I had to play on repeat a few times as didn’t have time to stop and change and my fingers were numb! The Little Lion man… I know every word!) Thanks to Rhianna and Pitbull for getting me up a few steep hills!

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I also went to visit my charity Hearing Dogs for the Deaf on Saturday in High Wycombe. It was so amazing to meet everyone and meet Robyn the labrador too! People who do things for charity are such nice ppl! We also had a run around the field in the snow, did a bit of yoga, had a lovey pasta dish for lunch and got our T-Shirts, balloons and dog ears hair bands for the marathon.

Goodbye pub, hello gym and pavement
Goodbye alcohol and social smoking, hello water and diet coke
Goodbye love handles, hello toneage
Goodbye hangovers, hello 8am on a Saturday and Sunday
Goodbye the fear, hello 2013

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So I is running the Landan Marathon 2013! I would be eternally grateful for any sponsorship! Anything at all… Donations will be rewarded with Irish Barry’s teabags, love letters, poems… whatever you want really!!! I’m also running a half marathon in Kent this weekend! 22k here I come! From a girl only ever ran up a staircase takes Kent! I have 2 more months to raise 1500.00 for the Landan Marathon and my chosen charity… Hearing Dogs for The Deaf… Tonight Matthew… I’m doing it for the dogs!

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Are you dating a MAMMON?

A mammon is a straight man that’s dressing more like a woman everyday. They’re increasing in numbers and this is not ideal in this day and age. Being single and in your mid twenties…well this is really debilitating to my dating pipeline. Masculine men are disappearing at an alarming rate. There are certain traits that will help you distinguish if you’re dating a mammon!

They’ll have skinny jeans just like yours. In all different colours most likely RED and they’ll be so tight on the ankles. Wince. If a guy has skinner legs than you in jeans, you’ll need to accept your dating a mammon. And that’s not right!

They’ll eat less than you for fear that the aforementioned jeans won’t fit over their ankles. They will most likely have a satchel too. But it’ll actually be a handbag!

Mammon’s will usually sport a certain quiff which looks windswept but they’ve actually spent hours perfecting the look.

They will call you ‘babes’. ‘Hey babes’. And they’ll drink red wine watching a rugby match. In their red skinny jeans. With their legs folded!

Mammons smoke ‘Vogue menthols’. Or they might not smoke at all due to their health concerns of getting wrinkles

They’ll use Crest Whitening Strips in secret and just pretend they were born with their Simon Cowell glowing teeth

Mammons will use sunbeds. At lunchtime. Instead of eating. And they won’t even be ashamed to tell you.

It’s a scary world we’re living in and if Mammons continue to surround me, I’ll have to move to South Africa!

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