Tuesday, 28 April 2015

My London Marathon 2015


 You are capable of anything, as long as you go at your own pace
 
On Sunday April 26 2015. I completed the London Marathon. Lets get it out there. doing it in a time of 6 hours and 49 minutes is not going to break any record. But I knew that I was in for the long haul a while back. However, I have however slow it may be, completed 26.2 miles. It's done.

It just shows that even if you see people rushing ahead of you ( in any life situation, not just a marathon) and you think they are looking so much better than you, it doesn't mean that you aren't going to reach the same end point. The same goal. If you want it. You will get it.

Yes, the length of time getting there may be different. But the destination is the same.

Keep powering on, at your own pace and you will achieve it.

It doesn't matter what anyone else is doing. You are still moving and getting it done!
 

Along the way you may see some people having to stop what they are doing. They have burnt out and have had to slow their own pace, some may not carry on at all. Never try to match anyone's else's pace.
 
You have to do what is right for you.

I'll be honest, I would have liked to finish a bit quicker. Sometimes I felt like I could jog a bit faster but if I had, I don't know how I would have been at the end. At mile 25 my left leg was agony. Had I pushed it at an earlier mile, maybe I would have experience a lot more pain, a lot earlier on. So I am grateful that I held back and the real pain held off for the last mile.

With anything in life that you want to accomplish, you are capable. You just might have to do it differently to others around you. If you can run 26 miles under 5 hours, I am seriously impressed and you should be proud of that achievement! You are a machine!

You may not be impressed with my time, but I still covered the same distance. That's my accomplishment.

Fundraising and trying the train for the marathon has been very time consuming. I have enjoyed it but I am glad that is it coming to an end. So far £2245 has been raised and I am so thankful for everyone who has donated and help me along the way.

I have really missed blogging. So I hope to be back on the blog train very soon!

6 comments:

  1. So much respect for you and that fundraising amount is amazing, you are an inspiration my lovely! :) Xx

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  2. What a fantastic achievement, Liz! Who cares what time you did it in - YOU DID IT. You finished. You completed the bloody London Marathon. What a wonderful thing to be able to say. I'm so proud of you X

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  3. Well done chummy! Simply finishing the London Marathon is AMAZING let alone the amount you've raised too! xxx

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  4. Ah-maze-ing!! So impressed and - what a fantastically awesome achievement! :) xx

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  5. You are amazing. To have run that distance and raised so much money for charity is wonderful x

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  6. You did amazing, well done Liz :D

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