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London Marathon 2014 / Marathon Training

Something I’ve learnt on this marathon journey…..

At the start of this journey, I remember saying Sunday is Runday, but I’ve changed my mind. I much prefer doing my Long Runs on a Saturday!! BUT… that said, because of the silly turning of my ankle on Thursday’s run, I have had to have an extra day of rest to help my ankle heal. It’s not bad, but I can feel I overstretched it and it’s not completely normal.

So today I have had to sit around waiting for tomorrow! Worrying that my run won’t go well, or my ankle will swell or….. The mental battle is awful. What’s bizarre is that I do love running, but at times today I’ve dreaded tomorrow! I’m not sure why? I think that sometimes I am putting too much pressure on myself, wanting to run further, faster… I need to remember how privileged I am to be doing this, how many people would love to have my place, and for all those MND sufferers who would just love to be able to walk again! Who cares if I have to walk a bit – it’s the LONDON MARATHON!! It has been on my lifetime to-do list for years and I AM actually going to be there!!

So with a positive attitude, a smile on my face and my dad in my head and heart, tomorrow I will run for 2 hours 30 and try to enjoy every moment of it.


15th March 2014 at 8:19 PM

So exciting! Long run days are always my favorite days too 🙂 I much rather do them on Saturday as well – got mine done this morning 🙂

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