Category Archives: Marathon

The Full Story

Okay, the children are in bed, I have internet access and I’m awake enough to type so here it comes…the full story of my marathon journey (cue uplifting yet cheesey music as I subtley brush a tear from my eye, … Continue reading

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Who wants to see my medal?

Taa-daa…. (I have just noticed we have a toy lion hanging from a music stand with a camera around its neck. I wonder why.) My marathon finishing time was…drumroll…6 hours, 11 minutes and 50 seconds. Part of me is slightly … Continue reading

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I’ve done it!

Woohoo! Slower than I’d hoped because it was so hot but I’ve done it! Proper post to follow tomorrow, including a photo of the medal, but for now: Thank you again to everyone who supported me, cheered me on, looked … Continue reading

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2 days to go…

…and I’m back to being scared! That’s normal though, right? It’s more of an excited scared than a totally terrified scared but the fear has definitely crept back in since my last post. This will be my last blog post … Continue reading

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4 days to go…

You know the walking-to-the-dance-floor dance made famous by Peter Kay? I suddenly realised the other day that my running style more than slightly resembles it; a kind of self-conscious shamble, not quite following any rhythm or showing any style, but … Continue reading

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This time next week it will all be over…

Dear Weather God, please will you make it a bit cooler and cloudier next Sunday? If you could add a breeze that is always coming from behind whichever direction I’m running in, maybe more of a powerful wind to help … Continue reading

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10 days to go

I’d say I’m about 1/4 excited and 3/4 scared! How can The Marathon (cue ominous music) be so soon? I’m into the taper phase now, which means I’ve hit the peak of my training and the next long run will … Continue reading

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