Just a very quick post to say I successfully completed the Birmingham Half Marathon yesterday!
I was hoodwinked into signing up by my cousin and best friend Becky in June and back then it seemed like a great idea but over the last few weeks I wasn’t so sure.
However, it was an awesome day and the 1000’s of supporters who were cheering, playing music, giving out food and drink as we went past made it far more enjoyable than painful and the time flew by. We raised a hell of a lot for our charity, made our friends and family proud (especially our Grandad), and got fitter in the process.
I would really recommend doing one and I found out today that there is one in Leicester starting in Victoria Park this Sunday. If that’s too soon there are many, many more all throughout the year. Don’t worry if you think you’re too unfit because firstly there were all shapes and sizes yesterday- and I mean all. And secondly I was pretty unfit when I started a few months back, I could just about run for 5-10 mins max before I needed a break. Yesterday I completed all 13.1 miles/21km in 2hrs 14mins without stopping, and although we trained a fair amount, you only need a little time and commitment- and you wont regret it!
Yesterday morning we agreed doing the half marathon was a one off, but after speaking to an elderly lady on the train home who donated to our charity and said she regrets not doing more when she was younger and fitter and said I should go for a full marathon, I’m not so sure.. I may have caught the bug!!
If anyone else was there running or spectating on Sunday, I would love to hear about it!
If you would like to donate to Guide Dogs for the Blind, the charity we were running for, here is our justgiving page.