I’m doing a virtual marathon! I’ve always wanted to be a part of a marathon but I’ve never signed up for one because I’m worried about finishing last and being embarrassed. I have social anxiety so it would just be too much for me, but running on my own time and logging my KMs is the perfect solution for me. I’ll run the marathon in the best time I possibly can, and I won’t have to be embarrassed if I don’t finish it as fast as I would have hoped.
I’m actually just coming off a long stint of foot problems, including years of having to wear children’s orthotics. Cheltenham has been a great place to live for someone who has foot problems, because it’s right near the foot specialists and there isn’t any rugged terrain. To protect my feet I’m only going to run on grass, which is fine because we have plenty of parks in the area.
I’m truly so excited to do the marathon. I’m hoping that once I complete the virtual one, I’ll have the confidence to complete an in person one. I think because I’ve got all my foot problems sorted out, including my achilles tendinitis, I’m going to be in a great position to do well in this marathon. For the first time in over ten years, my feet, legs and ankles feel good. This is a fantastic outcome because I’ve struggled with all sorts of pain for too long, but I’m finally ready to do what I’ve always wanted to do. I’m proud of how far I’ve come and I’m really looking forward to seeing how far I’ll go. My whole family is going to be supporting me for the next week as I complete the marathon. I’ll have to run over 10km a day for four days, and I really do think I’ll be able to do it.
I’ll update you all on how it goes.