Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Here’s a video I made of my experience out in San Francisco doing the Nike Women’s Marathon. You can read my written account of it here. Everyone should run a marathon at some point in their life – yeah, I said it!
Monday, October 17th, 2011
At 6am on Sunday morning, I found myself in Union Square in San Francisco with 20,000 other women, about to undertake the massive challenge of the Nike Women’s Marathon. Months of training and the day was finally here. As I stood in the starting pen full of lycra, flood lights drowning the area, a girl on stage sang the national anthem and the entire crowd fell silent. Then Joan Benoit, winner of the 1984 women’s Olympic marathon (and a huge source of inspiration to me during my training) gave a short speech. That was all I needed to get me more than ready to do this damn thing. There was a countdown and then, we were off – and I took my first few steps on my 26.2 mile journey.