I trust you all had a lovely weekend and have no doubt been inspired by the recent London marathon last Sunday. I’ve made a habit of going to cheer now for the past couple of years but this year was definitely the first year where I wished I could be one of the crazy 37000 running. I was stood just after mile 22 and managed to see Greg James, Hugo from Made in Chelsea (he did look like he was struggling), and Chris Evans run past. I also cheered on many of those who had their names on their shirts and got a few nods and thank you’s. They all thoroughly deserved it, especially after mile 22! I’ve had support on a couple of races I have done, but this must be on another level and I could see for some people this gave them a real boost. The ballot for the 2016 London Marathon will be open this Monday so will I put my name in the ballot? To quote Ed Miliband “Hell Yeah!”
I also thought it was quite an emotional marathon this year due to the fact that we were in a way saying goodbye to Paula Radcliffe. It was very inspirational to watch a short documentary about her career charting her highs and lows, especially that brilliant world record. I can’t believe no one has even come within 3 minutes of her time. She really has done amazing things for women’s running and will continue to be an inspiration. It was also crazy to note that she never ages and runs with a bobbling head (guess no one is perfect). It reassures me that when I run and always seem to accidentally kick myself I can still be a badass runner, but like, A LOT slower. I’ve had news that she will be starting the Nike London 10km in June so I can’t wait to see her. It is only 8 weeks away and I suggest you sign up. I also heard a rumour about free prosecco at the end but one can only hope that it’s true 💜.
My runs haven’t been as great these past few weeks. I think it’s a huge combination of laziness and trying to balance out the social life. I genuinely have no idea what time I will be getting or what to even aim for, let’s just finish it at least! I am happy to report that so far in my training I have managed to reach the 11.6 mile barrier (because 12 would have required me to run past my house where my bed was and I could not be bothered) at least so I know I should survive the Hackney Half which is NEXT WEEKEND! Oh-eM-Gee 😳.
How am I feeling know that my first ever half marathon is only a week away? Well obviously I am excited but at the same I am crapping my pants and nervous about having to deal with running the distance on what appears to be not great training. Having said that I’m still running more miles than I did this time last year, I sometimes just feel like my heart isn’t quite matching the rhythm of my own feet. Basically, my problem with crap food has taken over and I need an intervention! I’m still running though, mostly because I am so scared that I’ll fail. I mean today I did my final long run, came home and drank some chocolate milk and was promptly sick 😞. Even my own body is rejecting running.
Apart from that it’s May! I can’t believe how fast time has flown! There’s a new Princess, elections are literally 5 days away (MAKE SURE YOU VOTE!) and exams are just around the corner. Nervous times ahead for my lovely students. Also, it’s now Spring. I can confirm this because last weekend I went punting and the sun was shining. I also had my first picnic of the 2015. See. Officially spring!
2. Get your diet back on track. Those 5kgs are not going to lose themselves. Also, maybe it’s time to sign up to that personal trainer at the gym to keep you motivated??
That is all.
Thanks for reading and managing to get through this haphazard post!