I Am Running The London Marathon 2019 For Samaritans

I Am Running The London Marathon 2019 For Samaritans

The news is finally out!

How am I feeling? Excited to start a new journey but nervous of what’s to come.

If you know me, you will know I think of myself as not being a natural runner. I find it really physically tough. Give me some weights or an aerial hoop and I feel much more at home.

But as may also know, I love to constantly challenge myself. I completed my first half marathon in 2017 and have done numerous other challenges including training with the Royal Marines and various other mud runs.

 

WHY THE LONDON MARATHON?

I have watched the London Marathon for years, and every single time I say “I would love to do that.” Yes it is tough and painful, but the feeling you get afterwards must be euphoric. So as soon as the ballot applications were open I applied.

I then thought, why don’t I run for a charity and do my best to raise as much as I can? This is when I sat down and thought about what charities I would like to support.

 

WHY SAMARITANS? 

It is something I haven’t spoken about a lot, because the time I had to use Samaritans was the lowest point of my life, so it drags up a lot of emotion for me. But ever since that night I have had the biggest respect for everything Samaritans do and campaign for. The lady on the other end of the phone kept me safe that night and got an ambulance to me. I wish I could speak to her and thank her. Who knows what would of happened if it weren’t for Samaritans.

The sad thing is that there are thousands of other people out there right now feeling how I felt that night. Alone, lost, like there was no point anymore. I want to help other people get the assistance and help they desperately need.

 

WHAT’S MY PLAN?

I plan to document my journey to the London Marathon here on my blog. I haven’t really ran since my half marathon in 2017 so getting back into training is going to take some getting used to! I want to write up a blog post every month to document my progress and journey in the hope it could help and inspire others out there to challenge themselves.

So look out for my training plans and honest thoughts coming to you each month!

As someone who doesn’t think of themselves as a runner, this is a huge goal which is both scary and exciting, but I want to show anyone else out there who feels the same way that if I can do it, so can you!

Photo – Fordtography

 

H x

1 Comment

  1. May 26, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    What a lovely idea! I wish you all the luck in the world! I completed my first and only Half Marathon in 2015 and have enjoyed casual running ever since. Just lately though its taken a back seat to other things, but I think your post might just have been the inspiration I needed to lace up and get back out there! Cant wait to read your updates!

    Kylie | http://www.firstforeverything.co.uk

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