I’ve Done It! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

There was a fantastic atmosphere and I was genuinely moved when one or two spectators read my bib and cheered me on. I felt emotional at times. I thought of close family members to keep me going.

This was supposed to be done in April 2020; for obvious reasons, I couldn’t. So, I had to start again with my training.

I trained through the rain, wind, cold, heat, menopause, self doubt, piriformis syndrome and chaffing.

I’m proud of myself.

I was hopeless at sports at school. Anything to do with running, catching, throwing and balancing; then count me out!

I took up running in my 30s and found that I could run long distances; albeit slowly!

So I’m thrilled of what I achieved and would encourage anyone who is able, to take up running. It’s a great stress reliever, even regular, short runs keep you fit and it boosts self-esteem.

Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments and to those who have already donated to my chosen charity.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RachelDuerden

I did it for my partner’s Mum who died last year of Alzheimer’s. So, if this is a cause that is meaningful to you, feel free to click on the above link and donate.

Thank you.

Rachel xx

24 thoughts on “I’ve Done It! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  1. Huge huge congratulations you amazing human being. I had some friends run the Marathon this year and listening to them made me feel emotional. Well done xxx

  2. I run on a regular basis too and I can confirm, it is definetly one of the biggest stress relievers and one of the best ways to boost mental clarity

    Completing a Marathon is a hell of an achievement, congratulations. How did you celebrate your marathon completion?

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