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The aftermath

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Slowly but surely my body is repairing itself after it’s pounding. This is involving: 1. Nuromol (a combination of paracetamol and Ibuprofen every 6 hours) I am taking some before bed and then waking up in agony again at 5.30 2. Getting up at 5.30 to have a bath in Dead Sea Salts – which

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The Virgin London Marathon

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It’s quite hard knowing where to begin with this blog post! There is just so much I could say about the 6 hours between 10am and 4pm on the 22nd of April. I think I’m going to approach it in terms of lists, that seems manageable: Highlights: 1. The very best thing was the level

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Final blog post before the big day

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Oh my word – it’s tomorrow isn’t it? I woke up this morning and the first thought was – ‘I’m running the London Marathon tomorrow’ It still seems a bit surreal, like it’s not really me doing it. For the last 6 years or so I’ve watched the BBC coverage on Marathon day and thought

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That old devil called self doubt

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There is one week and one and a half days to go now until I have to do what I have committed to do. Run the London Marathon. How awesome does that sound? I am excited. I am terrified. I am trying to stay calm. I know what taper madness is now. This is what

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Running in the Buff

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Yesterday I ran the furthest I have ever run in my life (so far): 20 miles – I still can’t actually quite believe it. We also discovered the amazingly versatile Fetcheveryone Buff. My parents looked after the children and this time we had actually printed out a map of the route. We were going to

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Willpower

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Just had an absolutely wonderful run after work; the weather couldn’t be more perfect! Beautiful sunshine with a nice cool breeze, who could ask for more? A couple of days ago Mr L  let me know that we have a ‘Fetcheveryone’ support team assigned to us for the VLM (team 7) at mile 22. I’ve

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My first 18 miler

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On Saturday I ran 18 miles. I can’t quite believe it really and it almost doesn’t bear thinking about. I think that as with all these things, it’s better to ‘Just Do it’ as the Nike ad goes. My brother decided to come with us, so after depositing the children at my parents’ house and

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T – 6 weeks to VLM

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On Sunday I had to abandon what was supposed to be a 12 mile run so I was feeling pretty low. I have to really fight the urge to say ‘I can’t do this marathon’ all the time and then having to give up after 5 very very slow miles was hugely disappointing and made

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My first half marathon (and a bit)

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Yesterday I did my first half marathon in training. I’m feeling mighty pleased with myself. If I’m honest, the whole thing from the very first mile hurt for some reason, but I know that this is what marathon training is for. To build you up to keep going when you really don’t want to. Some

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