This is the post I’ve been praying I’d write!!
I only went and did it!! I completed my first half marathon in a better time than I had dreamed! 2:11:48!! This included a loo stop!!
Couldn’t have done it without my run buddy (does ultra’s every few weeks!! He’s a machine and part of my running club Brendan)
He watched my pace, pulled me back when I got carried away by the crowds and enabled me to just RUN!! I took no notice of my watch or the miles ahead! I just ran!!
I worried about fuelling but took a gel at mile 6 then 10! Managed to do it whilst running!! Something I struggled with in training!
Sips of water all the way!
It was way easier/better than my training runs to 11 miles and I loved it! Only struggled the last 500 yds or so, the finish was up hill! But my buddy took my arm pulled me along then propelled me to the finish!! Where I proceeded to have some kind of panic attack! Thought I was dying and couldn’t breath!! Quickly sorted by my run buddy who told me to calm down and breath slowly!! Apparently my eye were wide with fear!! Then I cried a lot!!
Thanks to you all for your advice and support!
I’m so bloody happy!! 🏃♀️💪🏻🏅🥂 almost forgot I raised £1140 for cancer research uk! 😀