I didnt sleep too well last night. I had been to a party and even bought myself some new evening shoes with a low heel so that my legs would be in top condition for today's run. I was also the driver volunteer! Serious business, being a top athlete. I kept sipping water throughout the night to keep hydrated. After a loo visit (sorry if tmi!) I had an immodium(!) and was ready. And extremely anxious!
My race was in Bedford and I put myself about three quarters of the way through the runners queue. Some people stopped running in front of me soon after! I was truly grateful for the training on C25K as so many people ran past me, only to stop and walk and I overtook them. Others had stitches, felt sick etc and I just plodded along!
My family popped out at various stages to cheer me on and I loved that. I found it to be a wonderfully warm atmosphere and the supporters were, well, supporting!
To my amazement I finished in approx 36-37 minutes whereas on my other two attempts, my time has been 44 and 45 mins. It was the power of the people!
It was a fantastic day and I felt a bit tearful when I crossed the line triumphant!
My hubby and children missed me finishing as they were not expecting me yet!! I wish I was doing it again. Good luck to everyone who is !