Day 17 of 32 – Letterkenny to Ballybofey – 12 Miles

https://www.donegaldaily.com/2020/03/02/ultra-runner-makes-an-impact-in-donegal-on-brilliant-bumbleance-fundraiser/

As the curtain finally closes in 15 days on this 10-year Rare Diseases project on foot across America 3X and Ireland 1X, I would like to give my sincere gratitude to every journalist, news anchor, radio host, and media entity (and cameramen) who have covered the 180+ interviews and collectively reached millions of viewers and listeners and readers.

RARE is everywhere, and I thank you for telling their stories.

A proper thank you to Chris McNulty from Donegal Sport Hub for the interview this morning for covering Ireland’s BUMBLEance Children’s National Ambulance Service.

Text STAR to 50300 for a 2€ Euro donation to help Bumbleance help sick children across Ireland.

#Run4Rare #Ireland #RareDiseases

Day 17 of 32 – Letterkenny to Ballybofey – 12 Miles

http://www.donegalsporthub.com/listen-noah-coughlan-on-his-mission-as-run-for-rare-reaches-donegal/

Listen to the 7 minute interview this morning. We talk injuries, weather, experiences of Ireland, and BUMBLEance Children’s National Ambulance Service.

#Run4Rare #Ireland

Day 17 of 32 – Letterkenny to Ballybofey – 12 Miles

As before on my 3 USA runs, it takes 17 days to develop a “habit”. I’ve been told that from teachers to scholars. I have a good rhythm and can easily complete a 20 mile day on a daily routine. Only 12 today. I have an average of 19 a day to go to reach Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day.

The weather shifted dramatically every 45 minutes. I’m now walking into a northerly wind. For a bit, it was a hard snow and stung only to pass to sunshine. In good spirits. Enjoying County Donegal.

This may be one of the wettest February’s on record in Ireland, but moving onward and upward and enjoying the journey. More media and I’m sure some surprises in store. There will come a day I will miss the road. A bittersweet ending approaches.

#Run4Rare #Ireland

Day 17 of 32 – Letterkenny to Ballybofey – 12 Miles

Day 17 dedicated to a colleague of mine and the #Lupus Community. Rare Diseases are ever present, and many are fighting a daily battle.

Lupus: a rare disease that affects women. Nine out of ten lupus patients are women. The disease takes many forms and its symptoms vary considerably from one individual to another.

In Victoria’s words, “This is just me after the infusion I feel really tired. This disease is draining. I’m hoping for remission and getting back to some kind of normal. I Pray life into the illness. My Lupus Fibro Endo Autoimmune Connective Disease story. Keep going Stay strong.”

For more info, visit:

https://www.lupus.org

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Day 17 of 32 – Letterkenny to Ballybofey – 12 Miles

In January, I intentionally gained some weight knowing I would lose it now. 17 days in, 8 lbs down to 168 from 175 and noticeably quicker in my pace.

Some nights mostly protein and salad, some nights I carb up. Some nights a seafood platter, some nights a pizza. I intuitively can feel what my body needs and predict the demand for the rigorous schedule. And lots of WATER – the great equalizer. Water flushes out toxins and normalizes appetite and more.

Likely will lose another 7-12. Estimating 15-20 lbs total weight loss on a short 600 mile, 32 day trek.

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