Glad to be back even if I have been AWOL for ages. I had a great - but s l o w - run in the NYC Marathon. New York was such fun, the marathon was very uphill/downhill which was a killer, but when we all finished we had such a party.
I only managed a 5.17 - what a slow coach! - but looking forward to my next already (pay attention to diet, cut down on booze!).
Brilliant news for everyone who got in. I heard this morning that I didn't, but hey, you win some you lose some.
I'm half thinking of running for the charity I ran New York for - they're charging £1,000 a place - but then Loo Loo, you have a point: "it's not easy to keep tapping up the same people for sponsor money".
Does anyone have any suggestions for squeezing out extra sponsorship from past sponsors? Any ideas very much appreciated.
HGL, I'm not sure if the word 'races' fits with me given my disastrous training this time around, but yes, I'm running (walking?) the New York Marathon this weekend. I'm really looking forward to the going...
Well done to everyone who's heard they're into the 2006 FLM, that's great news. I've committed to a charity place on the off-chance I don't get in. So roll on training!
More when I get back from New York! (And I promise I'll try not to drink too much on our birthday/post-marathon celebrations after we struggle round!)
Well done, sounds like it was painful, but worth it in the end.
Hope everyone else is doing well.
I head to New York on Friday to do the New York Marathon this Sunday. I'm off with a friend raisng money for a charity that promotes North/South relations in Ireland. It's both of our birthdays on the day of the marathon - 6 November - I'm starting to wonder what possessed us to think that running a marathon would be a good birthday present!
Keep your chin up! You finished and that's the main thing. I guess, like you I was a little depressed with my time - 5.10.57 - but you know what? We finished it and that's a really big achievement.
Yesterday I was a little embarrassed to tell people my time, but this morning I thought, hey, half these people are armchair critics who only watch the marathon; we've actually done the marathon. Now I'm proud to tell people that I was beaten at the last minute by a man dressed as a carrot!
We've all done well for finishing, let's not lose sight of that. Well done everybody! See you next year! ;-)