I think you might know this anyway but thought I should add a little background to explain a bit about my life and my running....
I started running after the birth of my second son as it was the only way I could fit in any excercise at the time. My Mother-in-Law was very ill and hubby was working away from home. During the 9 months of pregnancy I managed to gain nearly 5 stone so really needed to shift some baggage!
Got bitten by the bug and loved working steadily up to managing a 10k about 6 months after I started. Then I got a VLM place running for the Hospice who had cared for my Mother-in-law and the realisation of what I had let myself in for became aparent.
But .. I trained too hard, didn't listen to advice and got injured. SO I was really unprepared in 2010 and hobbled round in just under 5 hours. Amazingly I got a ballot place for 2011 and prepared much better - should have been on for about 4:30 but crashed and burned at mudchute and qued up for a while at the portaloos! Managed to know 11 mins of previous time even with the pit stop!
My life is mental (in a good but very busy way) - but running is the thing that keeps me sane and fit enough to cope with the sleep deprivation caused by having 2 little boys and a teaching job! I also have to fit around my hubbys football matches and training - every year he says he will retire and he is taking longer to get over the knocks... we shall see!
I love running and am so excited about this amazing opportunity - I hope that you can all benefit from the advice and training that I recieve. With a bit of luck, hard work and great advice I hope I can break my 4:30 target and actually manage to run a marathon faster than I gave birth!
Happy running everyone!
Posted: 15/12/2011 at 13:02