This time next week

.....I will have completed my very first HM (do you like the positive vibe?). This is the 3rd time I’ve typed a blog as have lost the other this may be shorter than I originally planned.

Since last week I’ve done 5.25miles with running club and Parkrun (a very rubbish time!) so as you can see I’m taking my tapering very seriously...this is the easiest part of my HM plan lol. I’m hoping by taking it easy this week (only going to do run club on Tuesday) my legs will be fresh and I can get near to my target time. However, as long as I get round in one piece I’ll be happy!!!! Thinking about it too much makes me nervous but by repeating I CAN DO IT, I CAN DO IT helps calm me. ...hopefully I’m not doing this out loud or will get very strange looks on my commute from Kent to London every day!!!

There are quite a few people from my running club doing Paddock Wood HM & I’m travelling down with some of them...having people in the car will help take my mind of my nerves. They have been told to bring warm clothes as they may have a bit of wait until I finish. Everyone is very encouraging so whilst nervous I’m also starting to get a little excited.

I will report back next Sunday


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16 Replies

  • Positive vibes, positive vibes! You can do it, you can do it! :) I'm sure if all here keep sending you these vibes too that will help you Ali! Excited and scary but you have the support of not just us but those from your club too so you will rock it! 8-)

    Happy Easter!


  • Thanks Sue

  • Here are some more positive vibes coming your way. You can do it, you can do it. :)

  • I can do it , I can do it! Thank you!

  • You CAN do it, you know you can. You're a star already so just knock their socks off. Will be thinking of you next Sunday (it's a bit far to come and cheer in person). Go girl Go.

  • Aahh thanks OldNed. :)

  • Yes you CAN and you WILL, looking forward to reading all about it next week - whatever time you come you will be a winner. :-)

  • I will! I do find it hard to believe that I will be running a HM...ME? This time last year I was only just getting to 5K!

  • Best of luck - but you won't need it! How's that for positive vibes! Looking forward to reading the victory blog! :)

  • Thanks oona!

  • You can do it - you've worked hard for it. Just stay calm and steady and reap the rewards for all your hard work. Sending you all the good vibes I didn't need for myself today ;-)

  • I'm so looking forward to the post HM blog. YOU CAN DO IT!


  • I am so excited for you Ali and will be thinking of you during the day and looking out for your blog. You are an inspiration. A big hug from me x

  • YOU CAN DO IT ALI!!! :-) I can only imagine how nervous and excited you are! Enjoy this stepping stone in your running career to the fullest! I am sure there will be wonderful memories you will forever cherish. You go rock it girl!!! :-) Looking forward to your post HM blog!!!!! Hugs and best wishes from a virtual cheerleader in the US! :-) Gayle

  • YOU CAN DO IT YOU CAN DO IT & you will have all of us behind you & on your shoulder cheering you on :) shelley x

  • Go for it Ali. Like the preparation you have done. Tapering, eh? It's all a new language. You will get there and be even more proud of this achievement. James

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