Monday, 24 September 2012

Easy Does It

You may or may not be able to tell through the gritted smile - my legs are killing me.
I ran a half marathon yesterday.
Since I started training for my October 14th marathon last April my training has been beset my injury and virus.
The longest run I have done in the last four weeks is three miles but I wanted to prove to myself that I could give the marathon my best shot.
My goal yesterday was to run 13.1 miles, 16 miles next weekend and 20 miles the weekend after.
If I can manage that then I will run in the marathon.
It is not the  best trianing schedule in the world but I have a good solid base of running to call upon and I have completed  two marathons so have some idea of what I am letting myself in for.
It meant today was an easy dressing kind of day with boots and leggings.
Thank heavens for a relaxed dress code at work.
I wore:
Boots - Clarks
Leggings -Lytesse
Top - Tesco
Cardigan - Matalan
Necklace - Wallis


  1. That's brilliant, well done! I'm surprised you could manage to look so lovely after all that effort! x

  2. I think it's amazing you gave it a try, it shows true character - and if you had not said it, i would have never known you ran a marathon.

  3. Wow-that's some achievement...good for you. I'm in awe that you're standing and looking so well today. I'd be in my bed! Good luck for the next two your knees (I speak from bitter experience) Avrilx

  4. Congrats! I am sure you can work up to the marathon - it's a lot of work, but a great thing to accomplish :)

  5. I am impressed that you can run so far...and I hope you meet your goal.

  6. Congratulations! I'm in awe of your running skills!

  7. Well done! Great grit and character and still looking amazing - how do you manage it. I'd be hobbling around with a hot bottle attached to my legs!! Congrats and go for it!! X

  8. What strength you have! Running is an endurance sport; keep training and you will meet your goal. I wish I had the drive to take up running, but I fear it would be too much impact on my poor, wimpy feet.

  9. Well done, that's a great achievement. And there are those fab boots making me envious again...! xxxx

  10. I admire you for keeping going to achieve your goal. Love the long sweater.


  11. Gosh, well done you! Thats amazing. You look so fresh as well, I would have been a heap on the sofa.

    X x