I don’t know who he or she is, but LC stopped me in my tracks without having ever met them.
LC, you see, is an extraordinary generous soul.
She/He donated £25 to my Just Giving page having learned of the Two Fat Laddies project through friends who, in turn, have been unstinting in their support along with relatives and others.
It struck me as being a quite beautifully kind thing to do, giving cash to support a stranger without fanfare or recognition.
Even more so when I checked Iain’s page and discovered that She/He had done the exact same there.
And they’re not the only one. Between us there must be half a dozen people who we either have not yet had the good fortune to meet or have done so in the past only fleetingly.
Not to mention our nearest and dearest also giving money to spur us on.
And it does. Knowing that folk have ploughed near £800 into our causes so far is a huge motivator, it gets is motoring when the resolve risks crumbling.
Take last night, a gorgeous sunny evening in Edinburgh.
Iain and I chose to take a run by The Meadows, drinking in the atmosphere, the buzz and bohemian feel of the places under the spring blossom.
It is the perfect running track.
Yet after a heavy weekend, and in the thin, warm air, it was fair to say Iain was a bit out of pech on occasion.
Now here’s what I mean about resolve.
We’d done the circuit once, it was clear he wasn’t overly happy about his first attempt, and pipes up: “’Mon, let’s do it again, folk are trusting in us.”
Which is exactly what we did.
It may only have been about 5k in half an hour or so, but we kept at it.
And we only went to the one pub.
For me it comes after a 7k on Sunday, 5k on Monday, Pope doing 10k on the rower and both of us being put through our paces at a renowned Edinburgh boxing gym later this evening.
Every mile, every stroke and I dare say, every punch, is worth it when you start to see the charity cash top up.
Clearly we’re doing this for ourselves first and foremost.
But the added baggage of knowing people have invested in us through our charities and by giving up their own time, should never be understated.
So, a quarter of the way through this, a big thank you for all the backing so far.
Everything from the kind words and time given up for free, to the sage advice and cold hard cash.
We thank you all.