Back a few months ago I was motivated to enter myself for the ballot to run the Virgin London Marathon .... Go figure ???? !!!
The London Marathon is on my bucket list. There was a time several years ago where running any time over one hour became painful however with my training with Celtic Tri Triathlon Club , some osteopathic treatment and my own knowledge and skill base this is no longer an excuse.
My new excuse became "time" or as my dad would translate as "not important enough"!
True it isn't as important as parenting, earning a living etc. This year was different. When my good friend and awesome Ironman, Debs Longman (The Unlikely Triathlete) posted her entry to the VLM on Facebook I was spurred into action.
It was one of those split second impulsive decisions you sometimes experience whilst out clothes shopping. My thought was "time isn't an excuse, there will never be enough time, you just make the time" so I entered!!!
Fast forward to now (4th October 2017)
I will be absolutely gutted yet at the same time relieved if I don't get a place in the VLM. On the other hand if I do i'll be terrified yet excited also!
2018 I will not be running the Virgin London Marathon. I received my "Sorry" magazine yesterday. How do I feel? Disappointed but also relieved, its a lot of time out of my day, week, month to train and I'm already really short of time.
One day though....
Silver lining... They sent me a fab Virgin London Marathon running jacket ! Thanks VLM Ill wear it out training for 2019 !!!