Hope people enjoyed it, I had to pull out at 18m when I nearly collapsed with exhaustion. Damn you man flu.
Medical staff were great had me on a drip for 20mins and did some health checks as well. Really should have stayed in bed as any sensible person would have.
No medal, bit gutted about that but worse things happen.
Barcelona 2014 anyone ???!
I've reassessed my 4hr target to get round in one piece to get a medal. I've had a bout of man flu come on today and spent the majority of the day in bed shivering, sweating and aching! Not the best preparation.
The Missus is not happy at all that I am going to try and run it, she is concerned, rightly, that I may make myself very ill. But then she doesn't fully understand the effort of 4-5 months of training and the elation of finishing.
I'll see how I get on, I may not even leave my bloody bed in the morning!
ADG, seriously get out and about, it's an amazing city. Just like any world city there are people out to try and ruin your Hol but as long as you are aware you and the family will be fine.
We actually laughed off our attempted con with the Armani guy, as although we were suckered in with his patter when it came to him asking for money, then i think anyone would perk up and realise it wasn't right.
We've had 2 full days of walking and sight seeing and loved it with no issues.
Molly, thank you great advice.
Karen, feel for you hope you recover soon enough. I've been carrying a calf injury for 6 weeks, gradually got worse. Went to a physio on Weds, says I'm lucky I haven't a stress fracture yet due to severity of pain! Advises not to run a mile let alone 26.
I'm on the start line then ill see how it goes, playing it down a bit for the Missus as she would be angry at me running if she knew. No running for 4 days now but plenty of walking around this amazing city for past 48hrs.
Agree Lardy those dressed up in the street are woeful and probably con men. BTW everyone, we had a really good attempted con played on us. Car pulls up convincing man asks for directions to Vatican. Says he's an Armani designer, talks about his English wife, offers my wife Armani handbag as thanks and "better than giving it to locals" he says, worth 800??? not in the shops yet!
Then says just needs petrol money covered and asks for ???60 as compensation for handbag. That's when we twig and politely tell him no, he knows we know and drives off at speed!!
Ditto Alan P, my missus has similar concerns and not the best sense of direction!
I'm running with my phone to keep in touch with her and try see her a couple of times. Although I think she will become bored and disappear with my credit card!
Ps I like the bibs having your name on the front and a small country flag, nice touch.