THANKYOU so much for all your kind words, it means a lot to me I am quite philosophical about the day and relieved to have finished in one piece. I am now at my parents in Dorset. Moving well and even managed a lovely walk along the beach in the sun. Feel a little delicate, just making sure I keep hydrated. My parents have treated me to a massage tomorrow which I am looking forward too. Not sure if I will do another marathon....think I am better suited to half...
CONGRATULATIONS SNAPDRAGON! So glad you had a great race
Well done Lee and Kk for completing the marathon. Like you Kk I walked around and could not find anyone shame the layout was different from the map!
Yet again my race did not go to plan..
On Saturday I had a migraine then was very sick after trying to consume the lovely pasta meal my sister had cooked. I was even wondering about withdrawing at this stage. After an ok. night I decided to go ahead with my plan C of just getting round. It was a great event but because of how I felt it was all a bit overwhelming. It was FANTASTIC having 9 members of my family popping up 5 times with their banner and hugs and reassuring words. Also a hug from RW Super Caz at mile 17.
To be honest I felt weary and had a headache from the beginning. I walked in parts and found it very hot. I was not bad enough to give up just took it very steady...time became irrelevant.....I think 5.57 in the end..
I have just read that a runner collapsed and died at the finish. This morning I am counting my blessings.
I will maybe add some more to my report later but for now thankyou so much everyone for your valued support and advice.
Hope we hear from Snapdragon soon.
Thanks for all the messages. Today I have the biggest headache. I really feel bad. Want to enjoy pre race planning and excitement with my family but have taken to my bed instead.
SD KK Lee slightly losing my nerve about meeting up but will try to. I wonder if I will need to be in the portaloo queue then! As I say I will endeavour to be there...
Sorry to hear you are unwell Shades . Hope you feel better soon.
Expo yesterday....my kind sis met me there and it all went to plan. No queue for number 7524 zone 9.... sounds a long way back! A good day out. Now need to rest and get organised