I thought I would update you on how i got on today. Its been a tiring week I was diagnosed at the start of the week with cholecystitis and I've been on antibiotics all week. I'm not feeling sick anymore but I'm still getting pains that come and go.
I was pretty excited today it was my first race since my diagnosis a year ago. I woke up at 04:30 thinking it was time to get up so consequently I was tired when my alarm went off. I got up and had something to eat then I put my running kit on and went to catch the bus into town.
The buses were diverted because the race start was on Portland Street and many of the buses to South Manchester go out along that way. I went and dropped my bag off in the storage area I took some immodium because I was getting a bit of cramping and didn't want to get caught short on the run.
I hund around a street corner in one of the side streets for a while just watching the crowds and glad to be able to take part of course this meant I had to listen to Russell Watson sing 'You raise me Up' several times. Then it was time for the pink wave (the biggest and the last) to assemble in the start area.
It took about 15 mins to walk from where i was stood to the start line it was so congested. Finally I reached the start and I was off I'd promised my GP to take it easy so I was using run/walk technique by running for 8 mins and walking for 2 mins. I chatted to someone on the route that was raising money for ovacome but I didn't get her name I don't think she posts.
At 5k there were water stations and although it was cloudy it was warm so I was very thirsty then at 6k I ran through the showers which was very refreshing. The last 2k was the toughest I was running very slowly just slightly quicker than walking pace then before we knew it was 200m to the finish line so time to try and pick up the pace a little as I didn't want the cameras to catch me walking.
I felt fantastic when I finished in 1:28:18 just a couple of minutes quicker than I was expecting. I've got a charity place for the Great North Run in September so the adventure continues.......