Time to Run!
It's been a while, so I thought I'd pop in to say hi!
And of course, remind you to stay glued to your television sets to catch a glimpse of me on the London Martathon route this weekend.
This year, I'm not running for a charity. And no, I didn't get a ballot place either.
I'm running to improve on my racing time from last year (by God's grace) and keep getting better at this thing called Marathoning.
Now, I'm no professional (not by a long shot) but I really do enjoy running. The longer distance races have hit on a part of me that really makes me incredibly happy to be a (small) part of them. I enjoy the actual day and I want to see if I can push myself each time to even better performances.
Marathon Monday just went by - Boston Marathon for those who are still wondering - and I am inspired afresh to keep pushing and keep aiming to be my best. This year, I have tapped into the Instagram running community and found many friends whom I would love to run with. They vary from being in the UK (a few hours drive away at the most) and the US (not so close!). And each one of them keeps believing, keeps grinding and keeps aiming for better for themselves and for each other. The inspire me to run up mountains (12 miles of uphill in Athens marathon was a good start) and run further than I ever have - 100K anyone? So I can't wait to take 5 million selfies with other IG runners on Sunday.
With all that said, come out and cheer this Sunday: for me and the 40,000 other runners who are literally running our hearts out across the Capital.
I really appreciate every wave and cheer and I do look out for good signs along the route: "Run like you stole something!" was one of my favourites.
In other news, I am running the Hackney Half Marathon the weekend after, God-willing. Mainly because I really enjoy that route and would love to be a part of it again this year. Maybe next year, they can take it back to being two weeks after London? Just saying.
Have a good week folks!
PS: I will post my race number up this weekend so you can track me as I run!
I'm Lola - a hair obsessed doctor who stumbled into running long distances and baking all the cupcakes.
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