and now, the end is near.....

Posted on: 21 Apr 2010

And so I face the final curtain.
My friends, I'll say it clear;
I'll state my case of which I'm certain.

I've lived a (running) life that's full -
I've travelled each and every highway (towpath/field/disused railway line).
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way......with shins splints & strapping tape allergy!

Well here we all are. My legs are just about back to normal (only now vaguely look like someone has hit then repeatedly with a hairbrush..but no swelling so thats fine), and thank you so much to all of you who sent kind messages and advice.

Not much to say on the running front. Enjoyed a 10m at the weekend, although it was very hot and this is really one of my main concern about Sunday. Did 4m last night in 36 mins - am constantly amzed by the nippiness I am exuding lately. Probably do 3m tonight and 2m Thursday. Just had last physio session, and was nearly tearful...what has this Marathon done to me?!

I am so excited and nervous at the same time. The taper is such a mind warp and I can't imagine what it is going to be like to run that far with a couple of weeks since my last LSR but really in the back of my mind I am 99.9% sure it will happen.

I think I am most nervous about the logistics of it all really - getting to the expo, making sure I get what I need to eat the evening before, getting enough sleep, getting to the right start line etc etc......

Sooooo I am number 9956 and in the Blue Start. Would be magical to meet any of you guys on the day / at the expo /  or if anyone else is staying at Custom House (although probably not if you have any taste, but it was what the budget allowed for..) Hopefully finally get to put some real faces to names and if I don't see you in the mean time all the very best for Sunday, you have all worked so hard and I have been inspired by each at everyone of you at some point along the way.

Happy VLM


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