Well, once upon a time I never thought I’d say….
I’ve done a half marathon 🏃🏼♀️
For the last two years I have watched this half marathon, in my hometown. We’ve stood at the sidelines and cheered everyone on.
Just as a bit of background, I’ve always done some running (mainly sprints and the odd 400m & 800m) in primary/high school, then I didn’t do it for a few years before I joined Harriers and then my current running club Jaffa.
I’ve always enjoyed running but definatly the shorter distances!
Watching all those people running around my hometown, with a great crowd atmosphere, and having just signed up to Jaffa running club, persuaded me, my husband, my twin sister & her husband to sign up for the 2019 Great East Run 🏃🏼♀️
The Great East Run
•Distance: 13.1 miles
•Date: 22nd Sept ’19
•Finish time: 2.35.51
It was SO tough, even tougher than I could have ever imagined.
And I had alot going against me with my recent eye op disrupting my training, a lower back issue, as well as a sinus infection/cough.
Even with those issues I know that I gave it all I had, I couldn’t have pushed my body any more than I did and I madeit over that finish line with a time that I’m really happy with.
At times I thought that I was going to cry, that I was going to stop, that the finish line would never appear.
Boy am I glad I kept going.
The water stops & towns folk handing out sweets and supporting really helped.
& the fam came out to watch us too.
It was a great experience, running with my sister & brother in law, putting that medal round my neck, becoming a half marathon finisher.
Btw, if you’ve ever wondered what a Half Marathon feels like this is pretty accurate…
Well done to all the 2019 finishers 🙌🏻
We smashed it 💪🏻👊🏻
Until next time,