It was nearly 2 years ago when I ran my first marathon. London Marathon in April 2013.
Nothing much as changed since then. I still eat to much sugar and don't run as much as I should do!!
Eek trying to change things now though! My first marathon I cried a lot. My second a little. This year I will be watching from the sofa as I was not lucky this year to get a place. Or maybe I was lucky as I did not have to train up,lol..
How much did I cry? This much!!
I cried when I left my husband at the train station to go to the start of the London Marathon.
I cried when I was all alone at the start of the London Marathon.
I cried when I realised I was doing my first marathon.
I cried when the marathon started.
I cried when children in the street wanted to high five me for running.
I cried when I got to 13 miles and my knees went.
I cried when I realised I had to do another 13 miles with knee pain.
I did my first 20 miles run getting ready for London Marathon.
I knew something was not quite right with me feeling weak and dizzy at 14 miles but knew I had to do 20.
After running around the block for the last 6 miles I finished my run at 20.01 miles which took me all morning, well 3 hours 47 minutes or something like that. Next day I woke up full of cold and with a really bad sore throat....
Needless to say I have given up on my run streak that lasted since Christmas, had lots of sweet things and a few pot noodles. Feeling slightly better today I had to stop feeling sorry for myself and get ready for parents evening...