Yes! I did it! I am still buzzing from the fact that I not only stuck to something that seemed so unachievable way back on the 1st September but the fact that I am still running.
I feel so different to the girl who had come back from holiday in Greece feeling well, greasy, and decided to take on this challenge. Back then on day 1 I was so full of determination as I laced up my long forgotten trainers until I headed out and actually started running* and couldn’t even last for a minute.
That really is incredible as I now run 10km once a week and shock horror – enjoy it!
*I say running when in fact it was what I’d call jorking – jog/walking.
Just yesterday I took part in a 5km santa dash with my dad, all for charidee. It was possibly the most random way I have ever spent a Sunday morning; surrounded by hundreds of other brave/mental folk who gave up their Sunday morning lie-in to dress up as Father Christmas … in the middle of December … in the cold drizzle.
So bizarre but so fun! I didn’t do the race to achieve a personal best time it was more about being able to jog around a beautiful park, having a laugh and chatting with my dad. Something I will really cherish.
So my big news… well you may have guessed by now that I am the kind of girl who says yes. Someone who wants to try new things and live the biggest life possible…. So with that in mind one wet afternoon my aunty (who has been my biggest supporter & amazing running partner) and I must have been high on runners endorphins as we signed ourselves up to do the Paris marathon in April.
I am now training to do a marathon. And now I’ve told you I have to make it happen. The thing is as mad as this new challenge is I am really excited about it. I know I have a long way to go (this is a marathon not a sprint ha ha) but anything is possible. No one fell out of bed and ran for 4 hours, well they may have done but I won’t be doing that, everyone you see running has trained and that gives me courage in the fact that I can too.
Anything is possible people, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.