Eeeeeeeek!..........3 weeks to go! 😱

Eeeeeeeek!..........3 weeks to go! 😱

Hi gang,

Went for a little outing to town and found these signs all near the route (this one is near to Curlygurly2 πŸ˜‰). Oh my, 3 weeks to my longest run to date planned for this week - 20k....., then a cut back and one more 20k before the taper...

The number should arrive the end of the week, that'll send me into a right old tizzy.......I'm still in, fingers in ears and la, la, la mode at the moment.

I cannot imagine being in such a big crowd of people, small by some HM standards - 9000, but it will be the biggest I've ever experienced!

Eeek, and double eeek! 😬


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  • I have 2 till mine. Good luck Madge!

  • Oh good luck to you too beccy........πŸ€—πŸ˜±πŸ€—πŸ˜± we're gonna do this πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ


  • Yep, good luck from me too.☺

  • I meant to tell you, I saw these just a couple of days ago! You'll be fine, I'll be there (somewhere) looking out for you...

    BTW, did you see the lights?

  • No unfortunately not, heard about it though......


  • I went in on Friday, the publicity was crap... it was all supposed to e up and running but I didn't see a quarter of it...some of it was in the Corn Exchange and you needed tickets... boo! I'm hoping to pop in again perhaps Tuesday or Wednesday for another look.

    BTW how did parkrun go yesterday? I saw their plea for volunteers, I would have, but I didn't think I could drive...

  • Yes, we did set up, quiet by Cambridge standards - 367, nice and muddy though πŸ˜‰ You know how I like a bit of a splosh about πŸ˜„, very cold though....❄️


  • Oh Madge , I can feel the excitement and tension in your post ! :-) I was just the same before mine last year so I can understand how youre feeling .

    You will be absolutely fine, once you get on that start line, you will be just so excited , promise .

    You've done all your training , it will be just amazing and the feeling getting over the finishing line is one of the best feelings in the world . You will have a ball ! :-) xxx

  • I'm so emotional about it already pops, I'll probably be bawling for the whole of the last km! πŸ˜‚

    But, right now, there is still work to, do the work....😬


  • I burst into tears when I got over the finishing line Madge. Just the relief of completing it and all the emotions came to the fore and just overwhelmed me .

    You will be brilliant, I just know it ! :-) xxx

  • Yes, I did the tears thing too!! Sounds as if you are more than ready for it tho'.

  • Thanks ar, I feel teary just thinking about it, but, hey ho, so be it,


  • Exciting!!! you'll be fine and have done so well with those 20k's, go and enjoy it! :)

  • You are so ready for this Madge! You have trained hard and consistently, you have it nailed. Im πŸ‘€ looking forward to your race report. Go Madge go! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • Well done with the training and keep it going. Seems like you're on the right path for a good run!

  • Thank you very much, fingers crossed!


  • Eeeek indeed!! Massively excited for you Madge (and soooo relieved Curlygurly2 and I decided not to enter this one!!) Good luck with the 20k (that's a heck of a long way). Will be borrowing mfamilias's pom-poms for this one to cheer you on in style xx

  • Thanks AM, I still can't quite believe it's going to happen....or that I'm thinking, oh yes, next run is 20k, like it's 'normal' πŸ˜‚, what happened there πŸ€”.......?!

    Will love to see the Pom-poms though, that'll give me just what I need πŸ˜„

    In the meantime.....sticks fingers in ears and says 'la, la, la, la.......'

    Mx πŸ˜‚

  • How exciting! Good luck with your last few weeks of training!

  • Agh! Its happening! ...and you will be fantastic! Good luck with the long run this week.☺

  • When you see the signs it makes you gulp πŸ˜€ Proof positive that it's game on! Come on!!!! Yeeeeeeeeeeha!

    Steady now πŸ˜‡

  • Ha ha! Yes, but I've still got my blinkers on at the moment......head the work......etc.,

    I can still ignore it a bit......until that number comes through the letterbox.......πŸ˜‚......

    Sort of looking forward to the 20k......I think?......πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚


  • it's 21 innit!

    Oops, me and my big mouth 🀐

  • πŸ˜‚ no worries, I'll be happy to nail the 20 in training. I've been advised to leave a little bit for the day, as I'm told running into the finish will (should) be quite special....... that's if I'm not a sobbing wreck by then....πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¬


  • You won't be. It is tiring so go steady !!!!! don't do too much early on πŸ˜ƒ

  • It makes it suddenly seem real doesn't it? Just trust your training and enjoy the day :)

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