Forced myself out on my long training route for the last 2 times on Friday and Saturday. It really became very difficult latterly to actually get out there and do it, but'tis now done !
Tapering beckons, Jean my physio reckons my legs are in good condition, so just got to sort out my head now ..... hang on, I've only got 11 days left!
I am certainly getting a bit apprehensive - it's all very much at the forefront of my mind and I've just got to keep believing I can do it. Not made easier by almost everyone I meet saying it must be impossible and expressing concern rather than encouragement. It's actually very interesting because by and large you can almost guess the reaction by age - younger people think it's a fantastic and exciting thing to be going for, older ones (and I'm talking my age and a bit younger) see all the difficulties and risks and can't understand it. Makes you think how you react to both your "children" and people at work.
One last blog next week on practical preparations and then the next one will be after marathon numero uno!!