On 14th May 2021 I took part in my 6th of 11 marathons in 11 days. Today was a good day, because at the half way point I reached half way of my #FunbusMarathon challenge. Each day I wake up surprised I can still move. To be honest I’ve not really been sleeping, my body did not feel to bad when I woke up, but I was so incredibly tired. I feel like I’m a little on autopilot now.
It is getting harder to match my kit now, most of my clothes are blue and black, but will continue to have some fun on my #flatlay. Today I ran my 78th qualifying event towards the 100 marathon club. I look back at my first marathon, and how hard it was. Running a Marathon is such an achievement, so I am proud to be getting close to that 100 mark.
It was very cold this morning, but I am so glad the rain stayed away, and it was dry. I felt a little delirious at points in the run. I am so tired I was struggling to stay alert, and I just concentrated on keeping going and trying to sustain a constant pace. I had to remove stones from my shoes a couple of times, I tried ignoring them but I want to avoid blisters, so it was worth the time. On the last lap my right hamstring became painful, with sharp tingling pain. This is something I will have to watch and try to work on tonight in my recovery.
I was worried about falling off the pace so I picked it up towards the end, also being careful with my hamstring. I ended up going a little faster than I wanted but still a consistent 3:59:24 on my watch, with an official time of 3:59:23. I am now over half way so can start counting down… only 5 more to go.
We had a great surge yesterday and we have raised over £3,400 for Cancer Research. Thank you so much for all your donations. I also still have around 30 medals left for the #FunbusMarathon For you to complete your own virtual challenge and get one of my amazing medals, so it’s not to late to get involved. Please do get involved.