Thank you

Today I ran the London Marathon. I got to the end. Details of the day will follow when I can get them on to paper!

I would like to offer some thanks today in Oscar acceptance speech style!

Thanks to

  • My long-suffering husband whose support ranges from ‘you can’t go out training in that, are you mad?‘ to a text I received this morning telling me to be ‘strong‘ to a text as I finished to tell me he was ‘proud‘ of me.
  • My even longer suffering parents who follow the blogs, the training and are continually supportive of whatever I do
  • Big madam for coming to watch her mad old mum on her 22nd birthday run 26.2 miles, following this with a text that said ‘I don’t know another mum who has run the London marathon three times and has put up with a daughter like me for 22 years. You must be a sucker for pain and exhaustion. Well done mum I am proud of you’
  • Little madam for treating me when I got in (Blog all about this later in week)
  • All my great friends and bloggers who messaged me before the day and on the day, special mention to Michele in New Zealand who sent good luck wishes that got to me from across the world as I reached Blackheath
  • The Millers for keeping me company pre the start
  • Essex Running buddy who became cyber running buddy and sharer of misery!
  • Emma fellow blogger and marathoner who introduced herself in pen 8, it was nice to pass the time and stop the pre race jitters.
  • Bloggers who came to support whom I missed!
  • The spectators along the way
  • The complete stranger and fellow runner who asked me as I blew my nose at the end ‘is that tears or snot’ at the same time as he hugged me (dam should have got his number!)
  • The lady on the Embankment station who saw me sat on my own and came over to tell me ‘well done’
  • The expectant couple on the tube who smiled as I sat down and then wondered whether they could do it, I assured them they could and told them to enter!
  • The lovely family who travelled with me to Richmond who had many words of praise for me.

So many lovely people I met today and I count myself very luck to have experienced such kindness.

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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10 Responses to Thank you

  1. fortnightflo says:

    Well done shazzer bloody awesome hope you are carbing up with your feet up.. Looking forward to the full story. Cx

  2. Congratulations! It sounds like a you have an emotive day – well done! 🙂

  3. Diana says:

    Wow….congrats to you!!! I was looking for your pretty face (and shapely legs!!) amongst the crowd scenes on our TV news here….was disappointed I didn’t pick you out! What a lovely day it was in London for the race. Way to go, Sharon!!!! xoxo

  4. Sharon you have the most amazing endurance and have been the most amazing supportive running buddy from afar and I still can’t believe you drove home – respect and admiration – and a big hug 😉 well flipping done! xx

  5. Michelle S says:

    Well done you!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO
    was looking out for you but once i saw Kebede cross the line, i knew it was pointless as you ARE way faster than him:) …Errr and our bloody ‘live’ covergae on SKy decided some rugby match was more important so i only got flashes from then on in….
    Am getting leg checked out and have got 2 training plans ready…..ITS ALL YOUR FAULT!!!
    Hurry up and tell us the details;)
    and you didn’t thank Oscar:) for his furry support:) even though it is done in oscar style:)

  6. Tubontherun says:

    Well done! I am just watching through the coverage on BBC. Looking forward to the full report 🙂

  7. emmarossruns says:

    Well done!! Was lovely to see you at the start, certainly distracted me from the fear of the journey ahead! Maybe see you there again?! x

  8. Fantabulous stuff! Well done you 🙂

  9. Mavis hall says:

    Mile 25 and Mile 26 are absolutely delighted with your ‘jog’ we are just about recovering from the anxiety of knowing what a tortuous journey you had to get to the start – thank goodness for the tracking system! Well done ‘Lolliep’ – you haven’t that one before!!

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