Thank you and …….sorry.

I have been completely overwhelmed by all your supportive comments regarding my last post. Thank you, as without you all I would never have managed it. Trying not to be sensationalist, without you all, I would never have got to where I am today. The weekend would not have happened.


I would also like to thank everyone that has sponsored me. I am amazed.

But…….here is the bad news………

I am unable to run the marathon on Sunday.


I feel that I am letting everyone down but my wonderful doctor (who was so brilliant when I was suffering from PND) has advised me that it may not be the most sensible thing to do seeing how poorly I have been this past month (+).

I am really, really gutted but deep down know that it is the right thing. My training has not really gone as planned and I am not nearly as fit as I would have liked to be before running a marathon. Simply put, my health has to come first. I have seen enough people collapsed at the side of the road during half marathons to know that you cannot take any run lightly.

Luckily I can defer my place until next year.


Yep, I can do it all again next year, the running in the dark, the long races, the boring posts….. My husband is delighted! (but is obviously very supportive at the same time ;)) The money that I have raised in sponsorship can be forwarded onto next year too. I am going to use this year as a spring-board for next year. I am going to take this opportunity to raise even more money for this brilliant cause that I have chosen. I will learn from things that I felt went wrong for me this year and hopefully reach this point, next year, stronger than ever.

So sorry to let you all down but the journey does not finish here – we are simply half way along the road.


23 thoughts on “Thank you and …….sorry.

  1. notsogranny

    You’ve done the sensible thing listening to the doctor. You have not let anyone down. Next year you can smash it!

  2. musingrunner

    Sometimes the most sensible choices are the hardest. I ditched a half marathon in November for the same reasons. I still wear the shirt, though!

  3. lovelucie1

    Very very sensible. There is absolutely no point in jeopardizing your health for the rest of the year when you have a young family and a job and all the other things you do to consider! Now make sure you relax and get better properly! x

  4. anorrington

    Actually really glad to hear you aren’t running as your health didn’t sound good. Rest up, get better and then go for it next year. Pleasure to sponsor you and will do so again! Reading your article will make a difference to people – it is so easy to hide away with PND so well done for highlighting the cause x


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