Plonker I am left it until today. Completely forgot there was a 5pm deadline and have just done it now (7:45pm). They took my money and I got a confirmation email that I have a place. I trust I've got away with it. My heart is racing, thought I'd missed my chance for a few minutes there.
Oh God, I'm in. Totally expected the rejection letter, hadn't really considered the possibility of a 'yes'. Definitely got some stomach churning, but having been a spectator I know what an incredible event it is and so feeling very very lucky too. Good luck to those still waiting on the magazine.
I'm not in Poland any more, so unfortunately not. When I moved money from my Polish bank to my UK bank account I used TransferWise, whose fees are tiny compared to doing it directly through your own bank. Would definitely recommend. https://transferwise.com
Laura, I tend to eat on a relatively empty stomach (a few slices of toast or a few hours since a meal), but that's just me. As sinbad said, listen to your body. Experiment.
In terms of plans, have you seen the MyAsics site (http://my.asics.co.uk/)? It seems to be pretty well regarded around here, and the plans are flexible (can change number of runs per week etc). But mostly, pick one and stick to it I found putting all my runs in my phone's calendar really helped me to not find excuses and actually do the runs. Good luck!
I managed a 3 mile walk yesterday, legs are still aching. May try a swim or really short run over the next few days, but in no big rush to get back out, think a rest is well deserved!