Half Ready?

Two days to go till Cardiff Half marathon and am I ready?


  • Training-done
  • Physio- done, I thought it was tough last time, well this one went to a whole new level and I have been limping ever since, not sure this is meant to happen
  • Paracetamol, Ibuprofen Immodium all purchased, I wont hurt but I may well rattle
  • Non chaffing, very loose comfy knickers washed and ready to go
  • Handkerchief laundered (resisted the temptation to iron) and waiting with knickers
  • Go faster gel acquired
  • Date and time checked, checked and re checked
  • Cardiff weather studied on the ipad hourly
  • Bag out ready to pack

The brain that will need to come along on the day is proving harder to prepare, its protesting, sometime shutting down completely, that’s how come I went shopping yesterday for three items and came away without any of them. I am trying to convince it that this is a) a good idea b) it will be fun c) we can do it in the time desired if it works co operatively with the legs.

See you on the other side…………………………………………..

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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15 Responses to Half Ready?

  1. Oooo… Good luck!

    Interestingly (or perhaps not) I favour the not-so-loose, close-fitting undercrackers when I’m running as I find it minimises thigh chafage.

    What a wonderfully varied breed us runners are.

  2. Good luck!! You’ll be ace. By the way, I have read that it’s better not to take ibuprofen when running eg a half. Something about kidneys. Or maybe liver! Sorry about the half baked advice 😉 X

  3. Tubontherun says:

    If we get in to Cardiff early enough on Sunday, we’ll come and cheer you on! It’s Matt’s birthday, so we’re spending a couple of days there. If we don’t see you though, good luck!!

  4. Helen Liz says:

    Good luck. I note that your list includes a handkerchief and pair of knickers, but no other clothing. You might be a) a bit cold and b) arrested if that’s your entire packing list!

  5. CeeJayKay says:

    Sh*t I don’t wear knickers!!!! Are you meant to? Oops!!!! Shaz you will be amazeballs!!!! Enjoy and have fun x

  6. Enjoy Mrs. Wells! (the signs are up in Chelmsford!!) xx

  7. Good Luck! I am sure you will do great. You are very prepared.

  8. Red Hen says:

    I’ll block all that nasty old wind and rain for you over here in Ireland, so you’ll have a grand dry run! Enjoy! Don’t forget the bodyglide. And yes, CJK, is right!

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