I did It!! London Marathon 2013: What An Amazing…

I did It!! London Marathon 2013: What An Amazing Experience. Hello friends. Happy Sunday.

Today I cried ( a lot!!)

I did It!! London Marathon 2013: What An Amazing Experience.

I did It!! London Marathon 2013: What An Amazing Experience:

Today I cried!! When I left my husband at the train station to go to the start of the London Marathon.

 Also I cried when I was all alone at the start of the London Marathon.

 When I realised I was doing my first marathon.

 I started to cry when the marathon started.

I also did a big cried when children in the street wanted to high five me for running.

 I might have done a little cried when I got to 13 miles and my knees went.

 Then I cried when I realised I had to do another 13 miles with knee pain.

 So I cried when I had 2 miles to go.

Again I cried when I had 1 mile to go.

 I cried when I did it in 5 hours 12 mins approx.

 Also I cried when I met my family at the end.

 I have had a great day honest!! 

What it feels like when you run London Marathon, ha!!

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  1. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas
    21st April 2013 / 10:05 pm

    Congratulations on your achievement Claire! I am so happy for you! Running a marathon is huge, like really, really big. And you did it. On your own, but with many, many people cheering you on; people at the sidelines, and people who couldn't actually be there, but cheered you on in our hearts!Sue xo

    • Claire Justine
      23rd April 2013 / 12:12 pm

      This is so lovely, thank you Sue 🙂

  2. Kim Vealey
    21st April 2013 / 10:59 pm

    Claire ~ Congrats on your first marathon….cross that one off your bucket list!! Thanks, too, for hosting & have a great week!

    • Claire Justine
      23rd April 2013 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks Kim, I've been waiting to cross this one off for a few years now 🙂

  3. Karissa Ancell
    21st April 2013 / 11:04 pm

    Congrats! A marathon is amazing to accomplish. Thanks for hosting!

    • Claire Justine
      23rd April 2013 / 12:19 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  4. Ofelia
    21st April 2013 / 11:16 pm

    Congratulations on achieving such an epic personal moment!Despite tears, knees pain, a sense of loneliness and a 5 hours and 12 minutes of physical strength!Muy bien hecho, Claire!!!!!

    • Claire Justine
      23rd April 2013 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you so much Ofelia 🙂

  5. amy mayen
    21st April 2013 / 11:17 pm

    Aww Claire. I've been thinking about you since you are a runner & we had such a terrible tragedy at the Boston marathon. I'm so glad you did it…your post almost made me cry. When you give yourself a tough challenge there's nothing more vindicating than meeting it! You should be proud, sounds like a good cry.

    • Claire Justine
      23rd April 2013 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you Amy, my thoughts throughout were at Boston too ,,,

  6. Mystery Case
    21st April 2013 / 11:25 pm

    Congratulations on this amazing achievement Claire! I've actually grabbed the link code this week. Not sure if I will link up every week but will see how it goes.

    • Claire Justine
      23rd April 2013 / 9:54 pm

      Whoo great thanks 🙂

  7. Judy Haughton-James
    22nd April 2013 / 12:06 am

    Congratulations again Claire! I can understand all the emotion you felt. Such a wonderful achievement. You ought to be proud! Beautiful picture of a very special day. I am happy to be co-hosting again. Have a great Monday.

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks Judy 🙂

  8. Lizbeth McGow
    22nd April 2013 / 3:30 am

    Congratulations Claire! What a beautiful and moving post! wow..I'm speechless…and that dear, doesn't happens too often!

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comment 🙂

  9. Ellya Brill
    22nd April 2013 / 4:34 am

    Hi Claire,What a great achievement from your part! Congratulations..I wish I could do that! You are very brave! And once again; thank you so a great party.Ellya

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you Ellya 🙂

  10. M.S.
    22nd April 2013 / 4:55 am

    Wow, that's so cool you did it:) Congratulations:)

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  11. SarahMummy
    22nd April 2013 / 5:45 am

    Well done! I am in awe of you! What a lovely photo 🙂 Fantastic that your children were there to meet you at the end. I bet there were plenty of others that cried too.

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 8:46 pm

      Thanks Sarah, I hope so ha, it felt like just me though 🙂

  12. Jaimie Russell
    22nd April 2013 / 6:44 am

    Good for you! Congratulations! You should be very proud of yourself! 😀

  13. Vix
    22nd April 2013 / 6:47 am

    Well done, brilliant achievement and lovely photo! xxx

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you, I was crying ha so didnt want to look at the camera 🙂

  14. Sharon S
    22nd April 2013 / 7:16 am

    Hi my dear-many congratulations to you-all the hard work paid off and I hope those legs start to feel better! I've just joined your blog hop too, have a great week xxx

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you Sharon, my legs feel much better today 🙂

  15. The Magatha
    22nd April 2013 / 7:39 am

    Well done – what an amazing achievement. Hope you're not too achey! x

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you, I'm much better today 🙂

  16. Mystery Case
    22nd April 2013 / 9:40 am

    For some reason my link isn't working! So can you delete first entry and I will add again. thanks

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 8:57 pm

      Sorry i'm late deleting it, I'm so behind this week …

  17. freckleface
    22nd April 2013 / 9:46 am

    I nearly cried too, reading this. Congratulations on running the marathon, that is an amazing achievement! xx

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 9:05 pm

      In a good way I hope ha 🙂 Thanks..

  18. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm
    22nd April 2013 / 11:28 am

    The first marathon will always hold a special place in the heart. HUGE congratulations! That is so exciting 🙂

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 9:06 pm

      Thanks Lisa, I will always remember this day the good and the bad hehe 🙂

  19. Evelyn Osborn
    22nd April 2013 / 12:11 pm

    You are totally amazing!!! You deserve to cry, laugh or whatever you choose! HIGH FIVE!!!

    • Claire Justine
      24th April 2013 / 9:08 pm

      Thank you Evelyn :)high five 🙂

  20. Jessica @ Sunny Stitching
    22nd April 2013 / 12:55 pm

    Way to go on the marathon! That is definitely something to be proud of!

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 7:22 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  21. Tracey Kite
    22nd April 2013 / 1:20 pm

    WOO HOO!!! Great job!! Congrats on your first Marathon, that is such an amazing achievement!

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 7:34 pm

      Arr thanks 🙂

  22. Annie
    22nd April 2013 / 3:42 pm

    Congratulations for completing your first marathon! What a achievement!

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you Annie

  23. Bella@artclubblog
    22nd April 2013 / 4:37 pm

    Congratulations on running the marathon! Hope your knee feels better soon.

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you, they feel ok now 🙂

  24. Winnie
    22nd April 2013 / 5:44 pm

    ❤ Congratulations Claire on you 1st marathon !! ❤Very happy for your and very proud of you❤

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 7:45 pm

      Thanks Winnie 🙂

  25. Margarett Murphy
    22nd April 2013 / 6:15 pm

    Well done Claire great run

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 7:45 pm

      Thanks xx

  26. Recipe Junkie
    22nd April 2013 / 6:23 pm

    Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS – that is such an amazing achievement, Not surprised you cried!

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  27. Joanna Pabel
    22nd April 2013 / 6:47 pm

    ❤❤❤❤I cried when I'm reading this post.❤❤❤❤CONGRATULATIONS

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 9:49 pm

      Hehe thanks Joanne 🙂

  28. mail4rosey
    22nd April 2013 / 8:36 pm

    A million congratulations to you!!! THAT'S an awesome run. 🙂

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  29. Mamacook
    22nd April 2013 / 9:06 pm

    I have huge amounts of admiration for you. I have no idea how it must have felt to run for hours, to run in pain, with the backdrop of the Boston marathon. Must have been hugely emotional.Well done you.

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you, yes Boston was in my thoughts too…

  30. Louise McDonagh
    22nd April 2013 / 9:07 pm

    Congratulations on such a fantastic achievement. I could never do it. Xx

  31. Louise McDonagh
    22nd April 2013 / 9:08 pm

    Congratulations on such a fantastic achievement. I could never do it. Xx

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  32. angela
    22nd April 2013 / 9:11 pm

    Congratulations on your fantastic achievement x

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  33. Jill
    23rd April 2013 / 12:32 am

    WOW Congratulations – what an amazing achievement! I've done a few half marathons but not a full yet….one day!! Well done you!!Thanks for hosting, hope you have a lovely week recovering!

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 9:51 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  34. Jan Lipi
    23rd April 2013 / 1:00 am

    Congrats!

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  35. ann wood
    23rd April 2013 / 12:47 pm

    Congratulations on running this race….what an accomplishment!blue hue wonderland

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  36. Kezzie
    23rd April 2013 / 10:32 pm

    Claire you are absolutely awesome to have done the Marathon! VERY well done!!! I remember how much I cried when I cycled the London to Brighton race- it seemed every 10 minutes to me at the time!x

    • Claire Justine
      25th April 2013 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks Kezzie 🙂

  37. mum in meltdown
    30th April 2013 / 9:05 pm

    WELL DONE in big shouty capitals!!! That's amazing you must be really proud of your achievement 🙂

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