Starting from today I will be writing about my running, distance, feelings, goals, weather conditions and everything that happens during my running including the ups and mostly downs, for the London Marathon on the 22nd April 2012. My aim is to finish the race, hopefully still on my legs and aiming to raise as much money as possible for TREAT Trust Wales, to build a new state of the art rehabilitation centre in Swansea. www.justgiving.com/lesahitchings
I took to running back in my early years and have competed in many races such as the Tough Guy and the Welsh Castle relays and have also run the London Marathon over 11 years ago in 4 hours 24, which was a great achievement. I then took quite a few years out from running and have now got the bug back to start my running up again.
Although running is really tough, it's sometimes a struggle to get motivated after a full day's work and the daunting task of the miles ahead. Saying that it is always very enjoyable, you can put your music on, clear your head with all the manic pressures of the day and to feel inspired that on some occasion someone who is 81 years of age can complete the Marathon - there is still hope.
Today (8th March) weather has been great for running a bit nippy but at least it isn't raining. Completed 4.5 miles after having a horrendous day in work with no time to spare. Time now to relax, eat as much as possible which is the best thing about running and not having to worry about calories which is always on a woman's mind.
So I finish today's blog with who is your inspiration and where does your inner strength come from? suggestions most helpful