There are only 4 days until the half marathon!! My number arrived yesterday 315!!
Some days, I just want to get the start line, other days, I feel like I have an impending exam. I have found tapering my training quite difficult, as I want to keep momentum. But at the same time I do understand about resting my legs for the big day.
I have been busy pestering friends and family for sponsorship, which has been quite steady. (www.justgiving.com/ChiHalfBeginners) As well as reflecting on my journey. I can still remember those early April mornings, feeling intimidated and overwhelmed by the whole thing.
So far the running has already paid off, I have lost 1.5 stone in this process and I really look forward to a run now. It becomes addictive, not only do you feel good afterwards, but I also enjoy the time by myself to clear my head.
I have to pay tribute to my colleague Nick, who became my running partner in the early days. He helped keep me focussed and I can still hear him saying: ‘We’re not finished, one more lap of Oaklands Park’.
I can’t wait to get to that finishing line, bring it on!
Chi Half Beginners Blog
This year the Chichester Half team are following the progress of three beginners, all with their own reasons for giving the Trundle their best shot.