Waiting For Today
Posted October 7, 2012on:
Five months ago, I signed up to run a half marathon, even though I couldn’t run a mile
Four months ago, I power-walked a marathon in the Edinburgh Moonwalk
Three and a half months ago I started to learn to run, by using a Run 10k app and gradually increasing the ratio of running to walking
One month ago I ran my first 10k race and joined a running club
Yesterday, I ate my own body weight in pasta and drank a huge amount of water
Today I ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon with 8 fantastic colleagues, finished in 2 hours 17 minutes and raised £760 for Tommy’s. It was scenic, it was tough, my hip hurt and at times I felt like I would never reach the finish line. Yet, the sense of achievement and pride is immense and I am hugely grateful and appreciative of all the off-line and online support I have received.
Today, I want to say thank you. For those who came out and cheered us on, for those who have encouraged me and given great advice, for those who have sponsored me, to everyone I have bored with running stories, worries and concerns. You’ve all helped so much more than you know.