Four sleeps to go

Oh yes it’s looming ahead that 26.2 miles, laughing at me for giving it yet another go.

The internal conversations are continuos, arguments between the inner me that remembers how tough it is and the inner me who thought it was a good idea to do it again.

I am trying hard to get a positive mind set, not something that comes naturally for me. Especially hard when it comes to my running.

My happy happier happiest scale has been sorted, but deep down really I know I will only be satisfied with ‘happiest’

A race plan has been devised with my lovely Essex running buddy, basically I am going to hang on to her for as long as I can. We’ve not run together for a while, 26.2 miles should be long enough for us to catch up!

This morning I ran 3 miles on the Devon country lanes, in the dark. My first outing with my head torch. Before I headed out I got madam up by wearing the head torch in to her bedroom, I’ll let you imagine just how popular I was! Running in the pitch black, except for a small beam in front of my feet was fine but I found disorientating, at one point I had no idea where I was as no landmark to judge this by. So that is it no running till Sunday. Rest and carbs.

I am slowly packing my bag, meds, plasters, jelly babies, gels, hanky, capris, vest, t shirt, number, baggy non chaffing knickers have all made it to the pile, I must remember my trainers!

Thank goodness I have taken Friday off work.

Positive vibes needed please send this way!

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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13 Responses to Four sleeps to go

  1. Tubontherun says:

    Don’t forget your Garmins!!

    Good luck πŸ™‚ very much looking forward to hearing (well reading) all about it!

  2. Woohoo! Rest well.
    I’ll be tuning in again soon !

  3. Diana says:

    MASSIVE positive vibes heading out from Vancouver right now….they should arrive JUST IN TIME for the start of your “ordeal…..nope, meant to type Adventure”! xoxoxo

  4. paigesato says:

    Best of luck! Rooting for you on this side of the pond!

  5. CeeJayKay says:

    Oh god I can’t imagine the nerves! But you’re a PRO Shaz!!!! Go get em girl!!!! Can’t WAIT to hear all about it and how fab it was! Bet you a tenner you will commit to the next one on the day πŸ™‚ xxx have fun and good luck xxx

  6. Good luck – but I’m sure you won’t need luck. Go get ’em.

  7. iwalkicycle says:

    Ah best wishes! Hope that your blisters are healing! Looking forward to hearing all about it! πŸ™‚

  8. Mavis hall says:

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  9. Happy an awesome run dear Shaz xxx YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

  10. Red Hen says:

    Very best of luck, Shaz! Best bit of advice I got for when the going gets tough: Don’t think, run!

  11. Has your “happy, happier, happiest” scale been made public? I assume you aren’t using the same one as for the half….because I think a sub 2 hour time here might be pushing it a little.

  12. Can’t wait to hear how it went marathon buddy (two marathoners in two different places, on the same day!) I am sure you did great!

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