No turning back now;
Six days and counting till my slightly smaller than before backside crosses the start line of 2012 London marathon and hopefully will crawl across the finish line less than four and a half hours later.
Am not feeling in a good place about this race; training has been hindered by BB’s hospital stays, a rather grotty cold, and a bit of a it’ll be alright on the night attitude which up and buggered off this morning leaving me in a state of panic.
The weight loss has been ok but am still about ten pounds heavier than I need to be which isn’t going to help if this bloody sun keeps shining. Picture fat sweaty lady running 26 miles – not pretty…
I am sure I must be able to get myself out of this mess; I mean I had a baby ten months ago; in my world that means I still have a newborn. What idiot runs a marathon just after giving birth.
However lots of you rather marvellous people have sponsored me almost two thousand pounds for the Anthony Nolan Trust so it would be rather rude to not at least attempt the 26.2 mile dragon.
Plus when I flipped open my facebook this morning I read this update from the mother of the little boy I run for:
“Two years ago today 25mls of a German babies umbilical cord were transfused into Seth to hopefully kill his cancer forever.”
Kind of put my moaning into perspective. Seth at the tender age of three spent night after day battling an illness that has stolen so many other people’s children and loved ones. He has faced harder times than I could ever imagine and has emerged a bright, bubbly, lovely healthy little boy.
On Sunday I will don my running shoes once more and come hell or high water I will run the London Marathon for Seth who survived cancer; in memory of my aunt who didn’t and for the thousands of others who are fighting it right now.
I have decided on my running mantra’s;
“Kids shouldn’t have cancer.”
“You can do it big lass!”
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