So I did it!!!!
OK not a good time but I really don't care because I crossed that line, 6 hours 13 minutes. Mind you i probably wasted at least 15 minutes waiting for the loos!!
It was a fantastic experience. The build up, the start, the crowds were AMAZING!! the high fives, thousands of people handing out sweeties, the support staff and every single person out there that shouted my name to help spur me on. And of course my amazing family who came to support me, my husband, my daughter and my inlaws.
To the met office, you can't forecast to save your life!! I ended up sun burnt but the rain did eventually come but at the end which was not what I needed when it was hard enough. so it went from scortching hot to freezing cold, took me hours to warm up and feel my hands again!
My brother in law on the other hand did a PB of 3 hours 2 minutes. So proud of you John.
Today, when sat down ok but by god if i have to get up and walk not good, mind you spending 4 hours in the car today driving back from london wasn't ideal.
I would urge anyone to give it a go, if I can do it with a dicky ticker and 6 months ago not being able to run a single mile then anyone can!! Husband should be doing it next year if his back is better so i'll no doubt be back in London but as a supporter this time because as much as it was an amazing experience for me it will defintately be a once in a life time event!!
I hope to keep up the running but chosing when to go out and not feel like a have to. think I'll stick to 10k events and maybe a half marathon in the distant future!!
I also managed to raise £1500 for charity which I am very pleased with, makes the short lived pain worth while!
AND to you, my real buzz followers, thank you so much for reading my ramblings and posting supportive comments, it has meant a lot to me!
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