I wanted to say thank you for your support and let you all know I am safely home back in Cornwall. It was very hard going as the sun decided to beat down which made it all that bit more uncomfortable so by the end of the race I was sunburnt and puffed up - but what the heck I made it I am no athlete - just an overweight 61 yr old with severe COPD -so of course I could only walk it and it took me 4 hurs 45 minutes (I had barely crossed the Tyne bridge when Mo Farrah had already finished it!). there is so much to say that I will leave it for my next blog and post a link here for anyone who wants to read all about it and see all the pics. That will probably be over the week end as I am still exhausted, not just because of the half marathon, but the 8 hour train journey home yesterday. I had to extend my stay in Newcastle an extra day as I was too exhausted to leave my hotel room let alone drage cases and oxygen on and off trains - but alls well that ends well! I will post a pic or too her .. not the prettiest of pictures - i noticed pursed lip breathing does make us look a bit odd in photo's, LOL!! Many thanks to all for donations and encouragement, Vanessa xxx
PS. I am on the left - and Debbie on the right is a COPD/rehab nurse from the North East who volunteered to walk alongside me and push all the spare oxygen I would need in a wheelchair. It took me 4 Helios Marathon liquid oxygen flasks. Debbie ws surprised to see how i desaturate to 82% even on 6LPM just walking fast. This pic is 'pre race and 'pre sunburn' lol! More to come..