Monday, 2 March 2015

Marathon Update: I ran 13 miles (with walk breaks)

The aches and pains I have today are constant reminders, that I tackled just over 13 miles yesterday. I did it in 3 hours, with regular walk breaks. Some regular, much more abled runners may scoff at that. But with hips that have aged before their time. I am happy with that .

After doing some marathon math, it also means that if I keep this up I will be able to complete the Virgin London Marathon 2015 in 6 hours and 30 minutes with (hopefully) not much of a problem.

I am not the competitive type so I cannot say that I am completing with myself to do better. Although I can tell that I am pushed on by the thought that, I am getting better. And, if I stay true to how I am, I will be able to achieve this goal. As long as I don't copy what anyone else is doing and stay within my own groove. I got this.

I think.

There will always be a bit of self doubt, but as each long run is completed, it shows that you can do it. It is hard, you may not be the fastest, you may not have the perfect technique but you can get there. If you want to, you can move yourself forward and reach the end goal.

It can be done.

I've been noticing how much happier I am after I have done some exercise. It must be all the endorphins! I wish that they were a tad more powerful to zap my hip pain away!

Thank you for the bottom of my heart for those of you who have donated. It means the world to have your support.

It's less than 8 weeks to go until Marathon Day.
That's still enough time to improve.
It is still enough time to believe.

I'm looking forward to it.


  1. Keep up the good work Liz you are awesome :)

  2. I think you are doing a fantastic job. Do you practice yoga? Try googling yoga for running and you might find something to help your hips. Foam rollers can also help too 😊

  3. Well done you!! That is amazing! :-)
    I'm willing you on :-)
    Rach xx

  4. Fantastic! Very impressed - especially with the hip pain you are getting. Hope it doesn't get too bad and that the endorphins cancel some of it out! :) x