Sunday, 14 May 2017

The Moonwalk Marathon

Before I start, I am coming back to the blogging world! I've made a few changes and I will be weary of posting personal content but the truth is, I've spent 5 years building this space up and I'm not throwing it away!

SO, last night I faced one of my hardest challenges to date: walking 26.2 miles (full marathon) around London for breast cancer charities.

I'm not going to lie, every minute was physically and emotionally exhausting. The pain I was in from mile 8 was agonising, and it just got worse and worse and worse. Walking on tarmac for that long is excruciating so tablets were taken, gel was applied, and feet were taped so all I could do was put my stubbornness to good use and plough on.

10 hours later (due to time waiting at traffic lights - London waits for no one! time queuing for toilets and general queuing on the track), my team and I crossed the finish line. I cried. It was such a difficult challenge that the pride and relief of finishing was just a little bit too much and we were all extremely emotional. Because actually, when you cross that line, you remember why you're doing it - for a loved one, yourself or for anyone who has suffered. We all have a cancer story that is close to our hearts, and raising a huge amount to help prevent the disease in the future, has got to be worth it.

My first and last Marathon, but my god, I'm proud of myself.

1 comment

The Style Rawr said...

It's so nice to see you back blogging!!

Good for you, I definitely need to push myself and do more for charity. You deserve to feel proud!

T x

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