I DID IT . I RAN A MARATHON. I DIDNT STOP. I NEVER QUIT. 26.2
I AM A MARATHONER
So on Monday the 26th of October I ran the Dublin Marathon. It took me 4hrs 48 mins. My decision to run this marathon was based on my need to prove myself to tell the world I never give up, I am a fighter, a grafter and if I set my mind on something I will give it my all 110% .
I posted this on Instagram hours after finishing the Dublin Marathon :
It was a dream a goal something I didn’t think was possible, but I wanted to prove to myself I could do it. It taught me so many things along the way, dreams are not meant to be wasted, you can accomplish them one small step at a time. Don’t put things on the long finger do all you have ever wanted to do and do it sooner rather than later.
I enjoyed every mile. I soaked up the atmosphere like a sponge. I wanted to remember every second of it and enjoy it not suffer or be in pain … I sang along to the music, I took sweets from supporters, I high-fived kids, I read the signs along the way all these things were part of the joy of running the marathon. These are the ones I remember .
It is hard to put into words the feelings I had along the 26.2 miles so here are a few that might sum up the experience
Challenge, dream, preparation, willpower, motivation, sacrifice, commitment, discipline, courage, belief, elation, exhilaration, success, joy, delight, pride,
Pleasure, thrill, achievement, jubilation, satisfaction, triumph !
I trained for it and then ran it and it has changed mine, you need to do it, be in the moment, run, walk or crawl with the people on the day to truly appreciate the emotion & true joy that is a MARATHON …
Would I do another Marathon ?
Never say Never !
I would also like to say a huge well done to all my team mates from Kilworth Meet & Train who ran the Dublin Marathon on the day, John, Karen, Fiona, Eleanor, Eithne and my hubby Micheal.
Until next time.
My Beautiful Things,
Yours Truly Mrs. Marathoner !