Sadly this ^ was my view of Brighton Marathon last year. I say sadly because although I had a fantastic day (and vantage point) as a volunteer, I had hoped I’d be running.
I ended up on the sidelines after I sprained my ankle in the December. I had to bow out pretty early on in my training and wasn’t able to run at all for months.
My ankle’s better again now, so I’m giving it another try. There’s 20 weeks to go and I’m starting to train in earnest. I’ve been running three times a week, doing weights and interval training in the gym, and a bit of yoga too.
I’m going to fundraise for the Red Cross Syria appeal. I don’t think I need to mention how terrible the situation is and how much the Syrian people are suffering. And I know it’s not much, but fundraising is something.
I’m hoping that running for charity will also motivate me. I’m feeling really apprehensive at the moment. All that time off because of my ankle means I’ve run far less this year and I’m not as fit. 26.2 miles seems totally unattainable at the moment. I know I’m more likely to keep a commitment I make to others than I am one that I make to myself, so I’m using that against myself! The more people donate, the harder I’m going to train to make sure I get across the finish line and don’t let them down.
If you’d like to sponsor me, you can do it here >>>> https://www.justgiving.com/lauren-pope-brighton-marathon and I will be very grateful.