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I did It!! London Marathon 2013 : Creative Monday Blog Hop…

Today I cried ( a lot!!)

  •  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 cried when I had 2 miles to go 
  • I cried when I had 1 mile to go
  •  I cried when I did it in 5 hours 12 mins approx
  •  I cried when I met my family at the end
  •  I have had a great day honest!! 



72 responses to “I did It!! London Marathon 2013 : Creative Monday Blog Hop…”

  1. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas says:

    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

  2. Kim Vealey says:

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

  3. Karissa Ancell says:

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

  4. Ofelia says:

    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!!!!!

  5. amy mayen says:

    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.

  6. Mystery Case says:

    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.

  7. Judy Haughton-James says:

    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.

  8. Lizbeth McGow says:

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

  9. Ellya Brill says:

    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

  10. M.S. says:

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

  11. SarahMummy says:

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

  12. Jaimie Russell says:

    Good for you! Congratulations! You should be very proud of yourself! πŸ˜€

  13. Vix says:

    Well done, brilliant achievement and lovely photo! xxx

  14. Sharon S says:

    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

  15. The Magatha says:

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

  16. Mystery Case says:

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

  17. freckleface says:

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

  18. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says:

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

  19. Evelyn Osborn says:

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

  20. Jessica @ Sunny Stitching says:

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

  21. Tracey Kite says:

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

  22. Annie says:

    Congratulations for completing your first marathon! What a achievement!

  23. Bella@artclubblog says:

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

  24. Winnie says:

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

  25. Margarett Murphy says:

    Well done Claire great run

  26. Recipe Junkie says:

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

  27. Joanna Pabel says:

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

  28. mail4rosey says:

    A million congratulations to you!!! THAT'S an awesome run. πŸ™‚

  29. Mamacook says:

    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.

  30. Louise McDonagh says:

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

  31. Louise McDonagh says:

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

  32. angela says:

    Congratulations on your fantastic achievement x

  33. Jill says:

    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!

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  35. ann wood says:

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

  36. Kezzie says:

    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

  37. mum in meltdown says:

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

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