26.2 is the number of miles I will have to run to complete the London Marathon – my first ever marathon – on April 25th.
2 is the number of years it took me to get remotely fit after giving birth to my daughter. Before I had her I was in the GB racewalk squad and competed at 20km, until I injured my pelvis.
100 is probably the number of times I’ve said “I’d love to do that” whilst watching the London Marathon over the years.
4 is the maximum number of hours I’m hoping the marathon will take me to run.
9 is the maximum number of minutes each of those 26 miles will need to take me, if I am to acheive my goal of sub 4 hours.
7 is the number of weeks to go until race day. I’m really excited!
3 is the number of blistered toes I have. I have spared you a photo of them.
5 is the number of green spaces I have discovered on my doorstep since I started looking for lengthy off road training routes. I thought I was an expert on local open spaces and I hadn’t even discovered that the stunner below (Hurst Wood) was a 10 minute run from my front door! These off road routes are the reason for my rather muddy foot in the photo above – running on grass and trails can help to avoid injuries.
But in the end, all that’s important is getting round 26.2 miles in one piece.
This post is part of The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers. This week’s prompt was numbers.