This year has been a bit of a mixed bag, from the highs of exotic holidays to the lows of sports injuries, but you know what, I have a great life and this year proves "I can take a lickin' but keep on tickin'".
I ran to support another HIV/AIDS charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust, but to be honest I found the 26.2 mile race itself to be a frustrating experience. No one seems to practice Jeff Galloway's run/walk marathon technique in the U.K. and very narrow London streets made for a race where spectators thought I was flagging in the early stages (hearing "you're nearly there" and "don't give up" along the entire route on your walk breaks isn't very encouraging) and there was little room to maneuver to get out of the way of thousands of other runners.
Fortunately that's off my bucket list, but I do think I injured myself during the race, a calf sprain I think (but foolishly rather than allowing myself to heal, I continued to run over the summer as I won a lottery place into the New York Marathon at the start of November).
Fortunately the lump was benign and following a successful surgery in June to remove the mass, Cooper was soon back on his feet and bouncing around like a crazy thing like normal.
film costumes from the new Alice Through the Looking Glass movie, but they also had cool costumes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens on display (out of their reflective cases as an extra bonus).
Staying a few extra days in the Big Apple we got to catch up with friends, revisit some of our favourite restaurants and discover new ones, plus even find time to see a musical on Broadway, An American in Paris, which was utterly charming.
Around this time it was back to physical therapy to try and find out what was wrong with my leg and back, and hopefully get my body back in shape for another marathon (although sadly I'll be missing the 2016 L.A. Marathon).
Let's hope 2016 brings good health, happiness and success for everyone...