Here’s a photo of me looking rather grim at the end of a gruelling 10 mile trail race.
Multiply that grim look several times and you may have a sense of how I will look at the end of my 26.2 miles this sunday. Hopefully though, like I just about am in this photo, I will be smiling. I’ll be smiling because I’ll have achieved something I’ve never done before, but have wanted to do for a long time.
I may or may not have achieved my target of running the marathon in 4 hours, although hopefully I will get close. I will hopefully achieve my second target of running all the way. I really hope I achieve my third target of enjoying the whole experience. I’m so excited about it, I’m going to pack my bag today – that’s also because I’m tormented by dreams of forgetting my registration form and not being allowed to run!
I also have an additional target of rasing some money for a fantastic cause. I’m fundraising for the charity CHILDREN WITH LEUKAEMIA. They are involved in research and supporting families affected by Britain’s most common childhood cancer. I don’t have a fundraising target, I would just like to use my fantastic experience of running a marathon to help a great charity. If anyone would like to sponsor me, you can click here for my fundraising page. Huge thanks to those who already have done.
And if you’re watching the marathon on sunday, look out for me. I’ll be the one with the big smile.
Photo by Dave Chesney