TT is back!

It's been a long while since I posted and a year with a lot of family turmoil, but I'm still lurking and will be running the Yorkshire marathon next Sunday so would appreciate encouragement from anyone who remembers me. I have not trained nearly as assiduously as I did for Berlin last year, but am bloody determined to finish, even on hands and knees!

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  • Woo hoo TT That's great! I have seen you runs on strava and didn't know you were doing this one! Didn't you make that great banner for miles_yonder and Tomas by your farm a couple of years back?? ? Hope your race is great on home turf! you can do it!πŸ˜†πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒβœ”πŸ’ͺπŸ‘

  • Thanks Ali. That's right. No banner for me but they say they are making a flag to wave .'Leave it to us' .Experience tells me not to get my hopes up!

  • It'll be great I'm sure and will be lovely to see your family!πŸ˜†πŸ˜Š

  • They are great. My boys are travelling up from all around the country and my Ironman son is going to run the last 6 miles with me if necessary. I may be disqualified, but who cares?!

  • Perfect! The whole support package you need 😊

  • I was wrong

    (see today's post) Oh me of little faith!

  • Thanks Aliboo. I've been quietly watching your Strava efforts too! Yes, I run twice past our farm (probably hobble past the second time) and expect the home team to be loyally following their race apps so they can rush out of the house to cheer me by!

  • Yeah, welcome back TT! I'll be waving my pompoms for you - and I'm sure that you will rock it, with your son to accompany you on the last 6 miles. Good TT!

  • I know the entire route mfamilias, which I'm hoping will be a help as I will always be able to envisage the next landmark/milestone. Mind you,the last time I did it was on horseback, which I suspect was marginally easier-at least for me.

  • I would do a marathon on my hands and knees rather that be within spitting distance of a horse. Knowing the route is a definite plus - I had to scout out the route few days before my HM to allay my fears.

  • Woohoo! Welcome back, and I'm sure you will finish at a run over that line :) You may need to walk a bit in between but that's fine, slow and steady will get you there :)

    Good luck, and I look forward to your race report!

  • I am run/walking the whole way and intend to start right at the back, so I don't get disheartened by people passing me! If I have the energy to qrite a race report I hope it doesn't start with 'I went off too fast again'!

  • sooo good to see you back, and I am always glad when I see your strava activity.... Good luck for Sunday, I am so impressed :)

  • Watching you too ju-ju and always welcome your kudos!

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  • Coooooe TT πŸ˜ƒ Lovely to hear from you πŸ™‚ Families ey πŸ™„

    Marathon! Eeeek πŸ˜ƒ I dare say you will blow it out in bubbles πŸ™‚

    Good luck with the training. I'm training for one. Eek 😎

  • Oh , great to hear you're going for a marathon too misswobble. No half measures for us eh?

  • Good to hear from you, TT! Good luck on your race next weekend. I assume the Yorkshire marathon is pretty hilly? If so, extra good luck!

  • No, I'd never do a hilly one C3PO. I'm far too lazy. It's not totally flat though and there's a really long steady gradient at about mile 16, which I've heard is a killer at that stage of the race so I made up my mind today to switch to a 30: 30 run walk ratio for that bit. Or maybe even 15:30!

  • *waving* you may be out of sight, but you're never out of mind TT!

    Good luck on Sunday. York was my first marathon, and I still remember your great banner as one of the best things about a race ever. I hope you'll have a good race and that you'll finish within the good-for time while still feeling good about it all :)

  • I will do my best Tomas.I fear my family may resurrect your poster and paint my name over yours at the last minute as organised prepration is not their thing...

  • your be great, we all know your be great and your get in under 6hrs and then your be doing London marathon!

    I would wish you luck but you dont need luck, because you gonna smash it!

  • You are so lovely Benwill.I will try to live up to your ridiculous expectations!

  • Lovely to see you back TT, I was thinking about you just the other day, good luck with the marathon, I shall be pootling around a half marathon on that day......slowly πŸ˜„....


  • Thank you Madge. I've missed you all, but fell off the radar a bit while the struggles with my baby grandson were taking my mind off things. (he's holding his own btw, is an absolute joy despite his gruelling twice weekly hospital treatments, and will have a kidney transplant some time in the next couple of years). I am running the Yorkshire marathon to raise funds for the children's Starship Hospital In Auckland which supervises Teddy's treatment.

  • Hooray, the "older" lady who inspired me so much when I started out is back. I really do sometimes think of you and had wondered where you'd gone. Will be thinking of you next Sunday!

  • That is so kind JSS.

    I feel empowered by everybody's good wishes already!

  • Welcome back and good luck with the run. Glad to hear your grandson is holding his own.

  • Hi TT, so wonderful to see you back, and even more wonderful to hear that your little grandson is doing ok. Very very best of luck with your race this weekend. Hope the weather (and the gradient) is kind to you. We'll be waiting with bated breath for your race report. xx

  • Aw thank you AM. I has a nasty bout of food poisoning yesterday, which hasn't helped my confidence, but am stuffing my face with carbs now in an effort at making up for lost time!

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