I only blooming well did it! - Marathon Running ...

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I only blooming well did it!

marie-20
marie-20Half Marathon

It wasn't fast, nor pretty nor even fun most of the time but I blooming pushed and pushed and I did it!

From mile 9 to the end I found it really tough and had some walk breaks but I kept going.

I cried when I got home :-) must've been the exhaustion.

Whilst during the run I swore I'd never do it to myself again and wondered why on earth I thought it'd be a good idea and I think I'll enter the Morecambe Half!

Tried a gel - don't like! I couldn't have it in one go and carried it for a few mins whilst I sipped on it and it ended up making my hands sticky which wasn't nice so I think I may need to try something else.

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C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

That's a great result. Congratulations! Especially managing to push through.

Irish-John
Irish-JohnHalf Marathon

Well done though! :)

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Told you you could do it! Well done on sticking it out - the mental battle is as important as the physical one. Rest up well tomorrow now - you have earned it! 🙂

marie-20
marie-20Half Marathon

Thanks guys.

I know that the 1/2 distance will get easier over time. Not too long ago 10K seemed an impossible feat and then was something that I struggled with but did and now it is my usual distance - not that I think that a 1/2 will be my usual run distance!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to marie-20

Would you like a badge??

marie-20
marie-20Half Marathon in reply to ju-ju-

Yes please - how do I get one?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to marie-20

There you go, well deserved too 😎

poppypug
poppypugMarathon

Brilliant ! Well done Marie , a fantastic achievement:-) xxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Woohoo! Well done!!!!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Well done and a great time too.... I'm with you on the gels they are so disgusting!!! Dried fruit or sweets may be better to try. ??

marie-20
marie-20Half Marathon

Thank you all again.

Ju-ju - thank you for the idea. I will have a try out with different things in the next few weeks

ancientrunner
ancientrunnerHalf Marathon

Congratulations - well done for keeping going. The badge looks great.

marie-20
marie-20Half Marathon

One last question. I have a running belt that hold 2 150ml water bottles and whilst I managed I wondered if I'd be better with more water and if so what do you all use?

agedsnailspace
agedsnailspaceMarathon in reply to marie-20

I tried a running belt, but I don't get on with them and I find the water bottles get in the way of my arms. I swear by my camelbak - they are brilliant, but I do know people who hate them because of the 'sloshing' noise. If you can see if you can borrow one for a run, just to try out the fit and to see if you can put up with the noise (plus the different models fit slightly differently, so it would be good to try out a couple to find one that really suits you). I tend to use mine now even on shorter runs (and it's great for holding keys, phones etc!).

Anniemurph
AnniemurphHalf Marathon

Fantastic - very well done!

Matt12345
Matt12345Half Marathon

Go you! Super achievement, very well done.

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