lily of the valley

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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 19:43
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

Mudchute Support Group 2

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:30
Thankyou so much SuperCaz for your hug and meant so much to me during a difficult race.
Lily x

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:27
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.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 14:59
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...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 09:07
Sorry to hear you are unwell Shades . Hope you feel better soon.
Expo 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

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:46
All packed now. My number is 7524. Train to London tomorrow. Meeting my sister at the Expo. The plan is then to visit Olympic Park before meeting nephew and brother in law and going to see Miranda at the O2! Staying with my sister. Then hubby and daughters driving down on Saturday. Will rest on Saturday! Nervous!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 06:34
Iain I always find runs of that length do take a few days to recover from. I think some rest and may be a gentle swim might help. Also could you see a sports therapist or physio? I wonder what others think.
Big G so sorry about your rabbit

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:32
Glad to hear you had a good run Shades. I look forward to hearing your report.
Taper madness....can't seem to concentrate on anything and I have just tripped over on my own drive and now have bruised and bleeding knees!
SD hope you enjoyed the Expo. I am going on Friday...
KK/SD if you still want to try to meet up I have put a picture of what I am wearing on Mudchute support group 2.
Thanks for the advice Shades about hyperventilating. Will definitely take it on board.

London Marathon Runners and Supporters Thread

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:35
Please can you remind me what side of the road you will be and what mile? Thankyou!

Mudchute Support Group 2

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:46

 Thanks so much Bedders! Somehow I managed it with your instruction!

Well, here I am. Not sure if will have black base layer, depends on weather.

Feeling so nervous and have lots of work on before I take the train on Friday. Also a lot to organise and my mind keeps flitting about....taper madness....

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