The Marathon Diaries

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Becky Chapman

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The Marathon Diaries

My quest to run the Marathon!

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I'm now a marathon runner.......

I've really enjoyed reading all your race reports, well done everyone :) Wow, what an amazing day Sunday was. It almost feels like a dream looking back at it! Sorry if the below is all over the place, it's all a bit of a blur to me/I feel i've mixed are...

6 sleeps to go - EEK!!!

Wow, so it's very nearly here. I'm a bag of nerves tinged with a bit of excitement! After all this training it's the final week. ARGH!!! We had a work do in Liverpool on Friday night and I remained sensible and didn't touch a drop of alcohol. Believe me...

20 miles!!!

I took Friday off work to get my last super long run in and did 20 miles in 4 hours 15. Not the most outstanding time but I was pleased! When the tracker finally hit 20 miles I shrieked with delight and leapt on my boyfriend, who I'd dragged on the run ...

Mind over matter...

Hmmm, not sure how I’m feeling about this weekend. I had a good short run of 5 miles in the hail on Friday night. Freezing head and ears and not sure how I managed to stay upright given that the hail was horizontal meaning I pretty much ran squinting th...

Not long now....!

Wow, what's with this weather? I'm seeing from all the other blogs on here that lots of people are suffering with the snow. I'm in London and atm it's just very cold and windy. Hoping for an 18 mile run tomorrow so fingers crossed the snow will hold off...

Update

Days until Marathon: 105 Current mindset: Determined with a sprinkle of 'oh **** it's this year'!! I should really have started this blog earlier but, as always, things got in the way and I didn't get around to it! To bring you up to speed I've been tra...

So here goes....

When I first saw the magazine with ‘Congratulations’ splashed across it I think my heart started racing and I felt a bit sick! I made a promise to someone very close to me, before she passed away, that I’d run the London Marathon and I’d run it on behal...