Twenty Six Jelly Babies

"The greatest pleasure in life, is doing the things people say we cannot do."- Walter Bagehot

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Ready- set- GO!

So- I've got my new road shoes ready for marathon training and a spare pair in their box for the last few miles (and of course the final 26.2)

(Pink shoes are obviously the best colour!)

Marathon training was never going to be easy- and with only 80 days to go its beginning to feel very real!

Everyone tells you how hard it is to run a marathon, how the crowd keep you going and how every time you hear your name its a welcome boost to your tired legs and weary head.

But that's only for the last 26.2 miles. There is nobody to cheer you on for the 500 miles of training runs, to keep you going through the sleet and snow, wind, rain and mud.
No children with jelly babies or cheering stations, no familiar faces.

What really surprises me is when I'm out running and I see other people they rarely return a hello.

So if you see a runner- please say hello, just a smile will do- and remember, when they say "GO" at the start line on 14th April, its the last 26.2 miles of a very long journey.

(Thanks for reading- and I really do promise to blog more!)

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