Thursday, 22 October 2009

Gulp

Its just been work, run, eat, sleep, run, eat, work, run, eat, sleep... grumble, grumble... so am very chuffed it was the last day of 'school' today. Woohoo! I've got the next 10 days off work! Just me and M and our furry little cat kids for lots of holiday fun, daytime runs, slobbing about in pajamas watching films and eating naughty treats. First off though is a bit of an adventure, a trip to stay with the Teasey clan for some overdue catching up, good company and hopefully lots of food, oh and a chance for them all to laugh at me coming last in a race.
Its even on the telly on Sunday, channel 5 I think. I'm just thinkin' there's no pressure. I'm gonna be left for dead but will be inspired by the ultra amazing line up on race day. I might even iron my Bingley vest in case I snatch a bit of camera time at the start. Though its pretty doubtful given how vertically challenged I am but just in case, watch out for the ageing woman with silly racing hair looking a bit uncool amongst the star line up and waving 'hello mum' at the TV cameras. Gulp. That'll be me. I'm not quite sure why I thought this was a good idea. Something about a good experience I think... but thanks to fellow bloggers for the lovely comments - feel very touched at the kind words. Will post a report when I get back on Monday, hopefully complete with some 'elite athletes uncut' footage, that's if I can smuggle my camera in...

5 comments:

  1. Never mind the opposition Sarah. Show 'em the meaning of Yorkshire Grit! And good luck, Nige

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  2. Don't put yourself down. If there's one thing I like most about road racing, it's that they allow anybody to compete alongside the top elite athletes and you should not feel out of place.

    It felt good to exchange a few training tips with Paul Tergat before the start of the 2002 London Marathon and streching against the same lamp post as Antonio Pinto.

    So give it your best shot and looking forward to the report.

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  3. I thought you might be interested in reading this piece about a Canadian sportscaster who's work has been transformed by becoming a marathoner:

    http://tiny.cc/SS56C

    Inspirational!

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  4. Hi there, thanks so much for the encouragement. It was a great experience and I did get on the telly too. A tough day though, Mark H was right, the wind is a killer on this course. I 30 secs a mile behind the world marathon champion! A bit of work to do yet then ;D

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