The last one…before the big one!

Just a quick post as I really should be in bed getting some sleep but as I spent most of the last three days in bed trying to get rid of my cold I’m not actually that tired!

We’re all packed up and ready to go tomorrow morning. My kit is in my bag along with an assortment of other items of clothing that I may or may not need on the day. I only remembered at the last minute that I needed a top to discard at the start. For the GNR I always used to pop into Primark in Newcastle city centre to pick up a bargain but this time I just haven’t been able to get anywhere near the shops. But after a bit of rooting around I have found a nice stripey little number (from Primark of course!) that I will be throwing aside as we cross the start line – hopefully it’ll do someone some good in the future.

It’s been a bit touch and go this week and on Wednesday I started to have serious doubts I’d even make it to the start line. After a little ‘wobble’ a work my boss sent me home and following some well needed rest and a little word with myself I think we’ll be good to go. I’ve exhausted Boots of most of their decongestants and menthol related items but I think we’re definitely on the mend. It would be better if London was next weekend but it isn’t and after 9 ballot entries, over 300 training miles I’m not about to throw in the towel.

Tapering has been taken to a new level – the total taper! I’ve done diddly squat this week. I might be ill but my legs don’t know and they’re raring to go, let’s hope I can put the rest to good use.

Best of luck to everyone else running on Sunday!!

So Chips, man up, take it on the chin, adjust your goal and get on with it. See you in London…. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “The last one…before the big one!

  1. Best of luck to you Chips! Getting sick just before a race sucks. Maybe the total taper allowed your legs to rest and heal and your stronger than ever.
    I’m not sure what time your marathon starts, but here in the US I’ll probably be sound asleep!
    I’m looking forward to hearing all about your marathon.
    Cheers

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  2. Good luck!

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