London Marathon Thought, Sunburn And Pale Legs!!!


  • Dress ~ Next via The British Heart Foundation Charity Shop
  •  Shoes ~ Tesco

Not only are my legs in pain from the London marathon I have sun burned painful shoulders! I trained hard all Winter thought the snow, rain, wind even the snow  came back up to a few weeks ago, for it to be a wonderful sunny day in London on Sunday and forgot to take suntan lotion!!

Sunday was amazing, the crowds were amazing, the atmosphere was amazing and the water stations were amazing.The whole experience from where to leave your bag to finding family at the end of the race was perfect.

Thing that will stick in my mind forever-

  • Leaving my children and husband to go to the start
  • The amazing crowds cheering you on for 26 miles
  • Children wanting to give you high fives
  • People giving you sweets,bananas, oranges and even chicken nuggets
  • Knees going at 13 miles
  • The crowds going wild at the end cheering you on
  • Seeing my husband and 2 youngest children happy and sad at the end because I was crying and they were proud of me
  • A stranger stopping me in London to tell me how proud I should be and how fantastic I am
  • People looking at you funny when going home because you cant walk straight line
  • Legs so painful I can’t walk down stairs and Sunburn the next day!!
  • The painful look on my face on nearly all the official photos, surely I looked fresh somewhere?
  • Can’t wait to try and get in for next year race 🙂
  • Now wheres the fake suntan lotion? ,,, my legs need to catch up!

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Claire Justine
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  1. ann wood
    30 April 2013 / 02:07

    That dress is great—shoes compliment it perfectly. Love the stars on your pictures. You are a star with your accomplishment!blue hue wonderland

  2. Rachel
    25 April 2013 / 23:54

    Wow, that is surely quite the accomplishment! You really worked hard for that! It's too bad about the sunburn, though–that's painful!

    • Claire Justine
      27 April 2013 / 11:52

      Thank you Rachel 🙂

  3. Penniless Socialite
    25 April 2013 / 12:39

    What an accomplishment! I love that dress! The detail on the top is adorable. Thanks for linking up today. If you get a chance, please add the Look What I Got button to your post….or just a little text link if you prefer. Thanks!Tara Penniless Socialite April Group Giveaway!

    • Claire Justine
      27 April 2013 / 11:52

      Thanks 🙂

  4. Mrs C
    25 April 2013 / 11:02

    I've never been in a marathon before.. not made to run. My sister who lives in the UK on the other hand runs in marathon, cycle 70 miles recently and I am green! I hope you get to run again next year and congrats for this year's. Looking stunning in green.. the color is made for you :)GREETINGS FROM DUBAIMRS JACK OF ALL TRADES

    • Claire Justine
      27 April 2013 / 11:52

      Thank you for the lovely comment 🙂

    • Claire Justine
      27 April 2013 / 11:53

      I made a hop page, will add it to the post 🙂

  5. Ofelia
    24 April 2013 / 18:14

    Congrats to you for accomplishing your goals and for looking so radiant in these photos!

    • Claire Justine
      27 April 2013 / 11:51

      Arr thank you Ofelia 🙂

  6. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    23 April 2013 / 22:40

    Wow!! What an accomplishment!! Good for you!!! I love that dress too.

    • Claire Justine
      25 April 2013 / 22:00

      Thank you 🙂

  7. Judy Haughton-James
    23 April 2013 / 20:20

    Beautiful dress Claire! I am glad you have such wonderful memories of the marathon!

    • Claire Justine
      25 April 2013 / 21:59

      Thank you Judy 🙂

  8. Margarett Murphy
    23 April 2013 / 18:20

    Yippee !!!

  9. Margarett Murphy
    23 April 2013 / 18:20

    Well done earnt that medal XXX

    • Claire Justine
      25 April 2013 / 21:58

      Thank you 🙂