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Monday, 27 April 2015

Do It?

Yesterday, over 38,000 people ran the Virgin Money London Marathon. I was not one of them...but I could have been.

Yesterday was all about this brilliant woman! Photo by Kiera

Two days before the biggest running event in the UK, I was offered the chance to run. I'd not trained, I'd never run a marathon before...but everyone I spoke to was so sure I could and should run it. With only a few hours to decide, I had to go for the old fashioned pros and cons list...


In the end, I decided that it just wasn't quite my time and enjoyed every minute of cheering on the heroes that had put the proper work into training, all those who breezed through or battled 26.2 miles of London.

Congratulations if you did run the marathon, you are amazing!

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  1. I think it was a wise decision not to, looking at your list. Plus, spectating is ace!

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    1. I LOVE cheering everyone on, it's so emotional. And it was amazing to see Paula Radcliffe whizz past with the biggest smile on her face – definitely the right decision.

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  2. OMG, what a dilemma! I would have died trying to decide! :|

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    1. It took me an entire day to decide. I think I definitely made the right decision, though.

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  3. Definitely the right decision from that list of cons, when you *do* do it, you need to be 100% prepared and ready, and go out there and enjoy it. How come you got offered a place to run?

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    1. As soon as the runners came through my cheering spot, I knew I'd made the right decision. Next year I'll be more prepared, you know...just in case...! I was working at the expo, you meet people.

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  4. I was wondering if you had done it, after you mentioned it on Friday evening. I think you made the right decision :-)

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    1. Definitely the right decision! I had way more fun cheering than I would have done running.

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  5. Watching it was awesome, especially cheering on Paula. I would definitely have run it, having failed in the ballot at least four times!

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    1. Oh wow! Fingers crossed, next year is your year!

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  6. Wow what an amazing opportunity, but sounds like a sensible decision to have made. Fingers crossed for you for next year.

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    1. Thanks, Emma. Next year, I'll be ready. Fingers crossed, I get a spot.

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